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Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of local carers?

Care for the Carers is currently developing exciting, new services to support unpaid carers in East Sussex. We are offering a range of exciting opportunities to join our friendly team. If you are passionate about bringing about positive change, and have the commitment and drive to make a real difference to local carers’ lives, we would love to hear from you.

Care for the Carers values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer. We have a number of measures in place to support our staff who are carers, including carers leave. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We strive to support all carers across East Sussex. To do that well, we need a workforce that’s more representative of the communities we serve, so we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are disabled or from ethnically diverse communities.

Carer Support Workers (2 posts available)

37 hours per week
Salary: £22,183 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Carer Support Workers provide one-to-one support to carers by phone, face-to-face in the community, facilitate carers groups, and undertake joint work with our partners in the NHS, Adult Social Care and the voluntary sector. You can work from home or at our Eastbourne office where this is possible within safe Covid practice.

You will need the ability to quickly build rapport and maintain carers’ confidence by identifying what kind of support would help their caring role to be sustainable and satisfying. You will be providing useful guidance, a listening ear and referring to relevant services.

In this role you will be involved in implementing an exciting pilot project to extend our current extensive range of carer support to include Carers Reviews, starting in October 2021, in collaboration with East Sussex County Council.

You will identify, promote and advocate for the rights of unpaid carers. You will need an understanding of unpaid carers’ needs and rights. You will help to build and maintain our strong partnerships with colleagues in health, social care and voluntary sectors. The successful applicants will be skilled communicators with excellent IT and organisational skills.

You will be encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge within our supportive team.

Please use the application pack below to apply, or contact Stephanie Blake on 01323 738390 or email stephanieb@cftc.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

Job Description
Person SpecificationGuidance notes
Application form
Terms and conditions
Equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 9th August 2021, and interviews will be held on 16th  and 17th August 2021. This post is subject to a DBS check.

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