Closing date: 22/08/2019
Salary: £19,741 per annum + various benefits
Employment type: Temporary
Service: Quarriers Carers Support Service Moray
Hours per week: 37
Carer Support Service (Moray) was established in 2009 to meet the needs of unpaid Carers of all ages, resident throughout Moray. There are over 1300 unpaid Carers currently registered with the service, ranging in age from 9 years to 92 years.
An unpaid Carer is someone who provides support to a family member or friend who is frail, elderly ill, disabled or misuses substances.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award.
Quarriers are looking for a Family Wellbeing Worker (Temporary). The successful candidates will improve the wellbeing of unpaid carers of all ages in Moray, enabling them to maintain their caring role, where appropriate, and supporting them to achieve a life of their own alongside providing care. You will possess excellent customer service skills and have confidence to address conflicts between family members. It is essential that you have previous experience and working knowledge of GIRFEC, adult and child protection frameworks and procedures, and good knowledge of current legislation affecting unpaid carers.
The successful candidate has a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:
Key objectives and accountabilities: • establish and maintain collaborative working relationships between the service and other professionals from education, health, social work and third sector organisations. • offer a range of practical and emotional supports to carers which minimise the negative impact of caring responsibilities and achieve positive wellbeing. • to facilitate group and individual learning/activity programmes for carers and families, where appropriate. • to observe data preparation and recording standards within the Service, enabling monitoring, evaluation and reporting that supports effective measurement of success and contributes to service development planning.
Key performance outcomes and measures: • carers feel more able to cope in their situation, with improved wellbeing and time to themselves. • carers are more connected with, involved in, and supported by their community • young carers are able to access the same opportunities as their peers • fewer young carers adopt inappropriate levels of responsibilities in relation providing care • families feel more able to cope with their situation and make positive steps to address difficulties.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
Due to the geographical location of the post across Moray, a car driver with their own transport is essential for this post.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore Quarriers offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.