Adult or Young Carers Sessional Worker

2 days left

Location
Solihull
Salary
£9.10 per hour - ideally offering around 12 hrs per month
Posted
28 Dec 2018
Closes
25 Jan 2019
Job Type
Community, Youth work
Contract Type
Zero Hours
Working Pattern
Zero hours
Hours
Part-Time

Adult  or Young Carers Sessional Worker (25+)

O hours / 12 hour per month

£9.10 per hour

Job Purpose: Working as part of a dynamic and dedicated team you will support adult carers aged 25+ or young carers aged 5 - 24 to maximise their personal, social, health and educational experiences and reach their potential.

Job Purpose: To facilitate and attend days out and training activities and events organised by the Events and Activity Co-ordinator as part of an on-going carers programme.  Activities are aimed at supporting carers to achieve a break from caring, develop their social skills and assist with transition into community based activities.

Functions specific to this role:

Operate in a team of Staff and Volunteers to offer carers respite from caring 

Regular attendance on events and activities are essential during every 3 monthly calendar.

To provide activities in a safe, sensitive and understanding environment in line with session plans.

Building rapport with new comers, encouraging participation and help to ease their transition into group settings.

Encourage carers to share, contribute, develop and enjoy themselves during activities.

Ensure members have a full understanding and are willing to follow clear instructions whilst attending any event or activity provided by CTS.

Listening to and supporting carers and responding to their needs

To ensure that carers attending activities are signed in and if transport is provided, are picked up and dropped off safely.

Ensure that any incidents or accidents are recorded appropriately and reported back to the appropriate person.

To help plan and evaluate group activities and feed back to appropriate person to inform funders and performance indicators.

Working in partnership with the carers, staff and volunteers to a varied and appropriate programme of group activities.

To comply and assist in the review of risk assessments to ensure activities provided during sessions are safe and risks are managed.

Familiarise yourself with information available regarding carers in particular person specific Risk assessments and act accordingly

Comply with confidentiality and data protection policies and ensure accurate completion of all relevant documentation.  To take responsibility for keeping such information confidential and safe, and ensure that appropriate levels of confidentiality and safety are maintained in all areas of work.

To ensure the safety and welfare of workers and clients by complying with the appropriate Health & Safety Regulations and the employment of safe working practices.

To have or attend first aid training and other relevant training courses where appropriate

Adopt behavioural change model in your practice with carer.

Any other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives, commensurate with the post holders grade, abilities and aptitude.

Functions applicable to all staff:

Contribute to the development  and achievement of Carers Trust Solihull (CTS) strategic objectives

Provide a quality service

Promote the good image of CTS by being an excellent ambassador when meeting with carers, members of the public or representatives from other organisations       

Use CTS income wisely and within your authority

Participate in appropriate training

Support volunteers in tasks linked to your work

Adhere to CTS policies and procedures

Work conditions applicable to this post:

Various venues across Solihull Borough

Some occasional travel may be necessary

Flexibility in times/ days of work required

Accountability:

Reporting to – Events & Activities Co-ordinator and Team Manager

Relationships:

Internally :Carers Team Manager and team members

Externally :Carers - and Cared for members, with adult carers only

Person Specification

Ensure you tailor your application to Adults or Children - depending which age group you are applying to work with - contact us on 01217881143 if you require more information about this.

Specific to this role:

Essential:

Experience of working with vulnerable adults or children

Organisational skills

Effective communication skills at various levels

To operate within professional boundaries

The ability to communicate effectively with people and their families

To listen to and offer support to carers and their families

To cope with challenging situations

Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team, having a mature approach

To be dependable and trustworthy

To have a flexible working approach to working hours (evening and weekends)

Training/ understanding of working with carers and their families

Knowledge of existing legislations around working with vulnerable people  

Desirable:

Understanding of and sensitive approach towards the situation, needs and difficulties faced by carers

Planning, delivering and evaluating all activities 

Innovative practice when working with carers

Hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Applicable to all staff:

Positive attitude

Emotionally resilient

Non-judgemental and respectful of others

Commitment to equality and diversity

Respectful of confidentiality

Excellent team player

Approachable and sensitive to issues

Able to work on own initiative within the boundaries of the role

Ability to multi-task

Good time management skills

Emotionally resilient

Able to work on own initiative within the boundaries of the role

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