Carers Support Advisor – Action for Carers

Carers Support Advisor
£19,420 for 28 hours a week to be worked over 4/5 days
This equates to a full time equivalent salary of £24,968

28 days holiday + bank holidays (pro rata for part time roles)

About the Role
We currently have a vacancy for a Carers Support Advisor to join our team. This is your opportunity to make a difference by supporting, advising and advocating for adult Carers in Mid Surrey.

Working in partnership with voluntary and statutory agencies you will provide information, advice, signposting and advocacy to adult unpaid carers about Care Act rights, learning & work, wellbeing and benefits.

Key Responsibilities:
Managing a caseload of carers, you will encourage carers to identify their own needs and facilitate initiatives for carers including running carers networks and support groups. This role involves visiting carers in their own home and travel across the geographical location that is allocated to you. This is likely to be Epsom and Ewell but may also include working in Mole Valley and Leatherhead. You must have a current driving license and use of a road worthy vehicle.

About You
You must have had experience of working with and advocating for adults and families and have an understanding of carers rights. You will have knowledge of legislation relevant to carers and disabled people. Finally, you will be a confident communicator and be able to run training and information sessions to groups.

About Us
Action for Carers (Surrey) has a vision ‘to enable all unpaid carers to have a voice and access support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.’ We are a committed, passionate charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

These roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For details on how to apply, our job description and people specification, visit the Action for Carers Surrey website: https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/about/jobs/

Closing Date for applications: 5 April 2019