Carer Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £30,039 – £32,917
  • Hybrid: Hamilton and Airdrie, and localities throughout Lanarkshire
  • Closing 28th June 2024


  • Advertised from 3rd June 2024
  • 35 hours per week
  • Reference: CSW/06/2024

Role

Lanarkshire Carers is recruiting a Carer Support Worker to join our professional and committed staff team working to make a positive difference delivering information, advice and support services for unpaid carers throughout Lanarkshire.

The position is full time, 35 hours per week, worked flexibly to include occasional evenings and weekends, however part-time hours may also be considered for the right candidate.

Lanarkshire Carers is a progressive organisation where you will be supported, valued and well rewarded. Carer Support Workers salary is Grade 4, SCP 12-14b, £30,039 - £32,917.

What are we looking for?

If you are a positive, caring, responsive, hardworking and professional practitioner who shares our values and our commitment to providing excellent unpaid carer services and support across Lanarkshire please read on. The role of a Carer Support Worker is demanding and diverse, requiring an organised and skilled approach to manage different workstreams, individual caseloads and new referrals on a daily basis. Others including staff and volunteers within the organisation will look to you for ideas, direction, solutions and innovation. This is a direct carer facing role and you will engage with unpaid carers in person, individually, in groups, in communities, in our premises, on the phone and online. We operate public offices and outreach activities; carers contact us in many different ways. Lanarkshire Carers is a digitally enabled organisation, and you will be able to demonstrate the required skills in all aspects of your work. We are looking for people who understand the culture and value of this sector and nature of job roles within a carer led organisation.

Who are we looking for?

You will have a relevant qualification in health or social care and preferable some work experience relevant to this post. We will also consider someone who is qualified by work and other experience with demonstrable and relevant skills. You must have a good understanding of the impact of caring and the issues unpaid carers face. You will have experience of providing individual and group work support and case management delivering person-centred, strength based and outcome focused approaches.

Lanarkshire Carers

Lanarkshire Carers is a well-established, award winning carer led organisation built on a vision to work with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. A value-based organisation, our mission is to ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, well informed, involved, supported, and empowered. We deliver information, advice and direct support services that enable unpaid carers to continue to care, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.

For more information see the attached job description for the post.

Staff values and benefits

Our Board of Directors is committed to making Lanarkshire Carers a great place to work. Lanarkshire Carers works flexibly and is a carer positive employer. A generous annual leave and public holiday allocation provides 37 days leave, rising to 42 days with increased length of service. A workplace pension scheme is available along with group life and critical illness cover and other benefits. We offer an Employee Assistance Programme and also Credit Union Membership. Our staff learning and development programme ensures you have access to continuous professional development, with progression routes across the organisation.

Lanarkshire Carers is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, and age.

Additional Information

Please visit our website lanarkshirecarers.org.uk for more information about Lanarkshire Carers where you will also find our annual report for 2022/2023. This provides a good overview of our work and job roles. Our staff team, many of whom are carers themselves, are committed to making caring a positive experience.

PVG

Post holders require a countersigned membership of the PGV scheme.

Our workstyles

Post holders will be based between our centres in Hamilton and Airdrie, and localities throughout Lanarkshire. Working from home/hybrid working may also be required.

All staff work on an outreach basis in community, health and social care venues across Lanarkshire.

Application notes

Please visit our website www.lanarkshirecarers.org.uk for more information.

Closing Date: Friday 28 June 2024.

Interviews will be held in Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July 2024.

Informal enquiries are welcomed - please call 01698 428090 and ask to speak to a Carer Services Manager or an Assistant Carer Service Manager.