Carers Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home based and Glasgow Services
  • Closing 13th November 2019


  • Advertised from 28th October 2019
  • 14 hours per week. £8,532 per annum. (Some unsocial hours will be required) Permanent, subject to continuous funding

Role

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness, their family members, carers and supporters. Our Glasgow Carers’ Support Service specialises in supporting carers and family members of people living with mental illness. The service is shaped by its service users, only they fully understand the complex issues of caring for someone with a serious mental illness.

“It’s wonderful to be able to talk to people who understand my problems"

Our Carers Support Service aims to empower carers to take care of their own physical and mental health and to help them sustain their caring role, by being better informed, more able to manage and by sharing and enriching their experience through peer and one-to-one support.

We are looking for a dedicated Carer Support Worker with a flexible approach to work, able to work out of office hours and across the greater Glasgow area. You will provide emotional and practical support, make carers aware of their rights and of the various support packages available to them, signpost and refer them to various agencies, charities and support services. You will also facilitate a safe and appropriate space for peer support and empower carers by giving them access to information relevant to them. The successful candidate is empathic, a good listener and possess a clear understanding of the issues faced by carers. A good working knowledge of mental ill-health is a must, as is the ability to provide one-to-one support as well as facilitate group support. Knowledge of specific legal issues faced by carers of people living with mental illness is highly desirable.

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Further information about Support in Mind Scotland is available on our Website

Application notes

Please download an application pack below and email it to admin@supportinmindscotland.org.uk with: Carer Support Worker Glasgow in the email header, by midday the 13th of November 2019.

For an informal discussion please contact Gail Rhind at grhind@supportinmindscotland.org.uk


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