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Support in Mind Scotland - Carers Support Worker
Post: Carers Support Worker Fife Location: Home working until restrictions are eased, then office based in Methil, Fife. (Flexible working options will be considered) Salary: £21,336 per annum. Hours: 35 hours per week (Full Time) "Happy to Talk Flexible Working" Hours: The post is for 35 hours a week, working time can be adjusted for the suitable candidate. Contract: Fixed Term ending May 2022. (Extension is possible if continuous funding is secured)
Support in Mind Scotland Fife Services are looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Fife who is skilled in building relationships, providing support and who is empathic with excellent communication skills. You will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop-in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act.
You will therefore take a rights-based approach to the work. You should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health. Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Fife community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of the role will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.
The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, produce newsletters and regular updates, and ensure that national developments and news are disseminated to carers across Fife. Working alongside colleagues, this role is an opportunity to support an increasing number of carers through the very challenging time of the pandemic.
Please e-mail your completed application pack by e-mail: [email protected] by 12 noon on 18 May 2021 with Recruitment Carers Support Worker, Fife in your e-mail subject line.
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynda Sloan, Service Manager Mob: 07793 838202, or e-mail Steve Urquhart, Area Manager Tayside and Fife at [email protected] If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role's criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Support in Mind Scotland reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don't delay your application to avoid any disappointment.