Carers Support Officer

We are looking to recruit a Carers Support Officer to join our small team and help deliver a highly-effective, multi-channel information, advice and short-term support service to Carers within Lewisham which will help prevent or delay their need for more intensive intervention, enabling them to continue caring whilst leading independent lives.

Established in 1988, Carers Lewisham is a charity that supports adult and young carers in the borough of Lewisham. A carer is anyone who looks after a relative or friend who due physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction, cannot manage without their support. We currently provide a range of advice, information and support to over 2,000 carers in the borough of Lewisham from age 8 and upwards.

The post of Carers Support Officer is within our Adult Carers Service Team. The requirements of the post will include pro-active identification of carers through outreach activities, running peer support groups, delivery of carer assessments and providing information, advice, guidance and emotional support to carers. The post holder will also be expected to contribute towards the monitoring and evaluation of the service, as well as towards the organisations communication strategy.

To be successful you will have experience of working with adults either in a 1:1 or group setting, working knowledge of social care and health, particularly in relation to adults and have excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills. You will also be highly organised with the ability to manage a varied workload. Applications from carers or candidates with experience of being a carer are welcomed.

In return, you will benefit from working for a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a service which makes a real difference to people’s lives. We offer training, good annual leave entitlement, flexible working options and a workplace pension.

For more information about the role, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. If you are interested in becoming part of our team and believe you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please send your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to info@carerslewisham.org.uk. All roles are subject to a Basic DBS check.

If you would like to discuss this role confidentially, please contact us at info@carerslewisham.org.uk and we will be happy to organise for one of the Team to contact you. We will consider job sharers.

The deadline for this role is 9:00 on Monday 19th November. 

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Carers Lewisham
Waldram Place
Forest Hill
London
SE23 2LB

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Carers Lewisham is a Carers Trust Network Partner and is accredited by Advice Quality Standard Mark.

We are funded by London Borough of Lewisham, NHS Lewisham (CCG), Children in Need, Donations and Legacies.

Registered Charity No: 1073592
Company Registered in England No: 3681548

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