Carers Support Adviser - Hub based

18 hours over 3 weekdays
Astolat, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HL

Action for Carers have recently established a number of carers hubs, which provides unpaid/family carers with the opportunity to drop in to access support and meet with other carers.  In this rewarding role, your main focus will be supporting the running of the hubs across Surrey.  To this end, your base will be your home but you will spend the majority of your time in hub settings.

Key responsibilities

You will provide information, signposting, advice and emotional support to unpaid/family carers within a community/hub setting.   As the role progresses, you may also manage a caseload of carers and in doing so you will encourage carers to identify their own needs.  You must have a current driving licence and use of a road worthy vehicle (milage is paid at 45p per mile).

 About you

You will have an approachable and supportive demeanour, a good listening ear, and a flexible approach to your work.  You will be confident travelling to and working in a variety of settings.  You must have had experience of working with and advocating for adults and families and ideally you will have an understanding of carers rights.  Finally, you will be a confident communicator and be able to facilitate training and information sessions to groups.   This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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.  We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities.  We offer a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

Complete an Application Form and return it to [email protected]

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