Adult Carer Support Practitioner at Swindon Carers Centre

37 hours per week, full time, £22,583 per annum
Initially Fixed Term Contract for 1 year

Working as a member of the Adult Carer Support Team to offer information, advice, statutory carer’s assessments, and support to carers. To contribute to the effective working of the Adult Carer Support Team, supporting other processes within the team to ensure continuity of service.

To develop close working relationships with partner organisations in the statutory and voluntary sector. To assist with Volunteer/Student support and training and contribute to their development and progress.

A full role description can be found here

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th April 2021, 12pm
Interviews Date: will take place week commencing 12th April 2021.

Please note: Swindon Carers Centre may bring the closing date forward if we receive a high volume of applications.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact us on 01793 975318, and ask to speak to Stuart Ilbury, Service Delivery Manager.

To be considered for this position, you are required to complete the application form (you can complete the online application form on their website or download the form) and outline how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

Swindon Carers Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post.

Swindon Carers Centre adhere to a policy promoting equality of opportunity. No CV’s. No agencies.

Many of their staff work flexibly in different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. If you are an unpaid Carer, they can discuss how they can help you to balance work and your caring role. They can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but they do promise not to judge you for asking.

Swindon Carers Centre will retain all unsuccessful applications for 6 months after the date of interview and may contact you during this time regarding future job opportunities. All applications will be destroyed following the 6-month period.

All information for applicants is on their website: www.swindoncarers.org.uk/working-with-us

Annual Leave – All staff are entitled to 25 days paid leave (pro-rata for the first year of service and for part-time staff), rising by 2 working days after 5 years continuous service to 27 days (pro-rata for part-time staff) and by a further 3 days after 10 years continuous service to 29 days (pro-rata for part-time staff).

Flexibility – Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. If you are an unpaid Carer, we can discuss how we can help you to balance work and your caring role. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Birthday Day Off – All staff are offered a fully paid day off for their birthday.

Subsidised Parking (limited availability) – Swindon Carers Centre offer subsidised parking for all employees (subject to availability) at Fleming Way car park.

Refreshments – All staff have access to free refreshments in the office including tea, coffee, and dispenser water.

Emotional Support Helpline – Swindon Carers Centre offers all staff and their immediate family members (providing they live with the staff member and are over the age of 18) access to a free and confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Staff Wellbeing – Swindon Carers Centre continuously supports our staff and their wellbeing. We have many policies and procedures in place to help us support everyone is the best way possible. All staff have regular supervisions and annual appraisals to support with workload and wellbeing. We always strive to do the best we can so have several working groups and projects to further improve our wellbeing plan.

Health and Fitness – All staff have access to discounted membership rates at selected gyms in Swindon.

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