About the Role
Working in partnership with hospital colleagues on specific wards you will Identify and support unpaid / family carers (including young carers) in the hospital setting. You will also engage with hospital Health Care Professionals so that they are aware of our services. You will act as an advocate where appropriate, attending multi–disciplinary meetings, hospital discharge meetings and writing letters and making phone calls on carers’ behalf and encouraging self-advocacy.
Based in the primary hospital setting of East Surrey Hospital with some home working whilst coronavirus restrictions are in place.
You must have 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. You will be a confident communicator and be able to run training and information sessions to groups.
As you will be working in a hospital setting, ideally you will also have an understanding of clinical ways of working, so that you can establish a presence in this busy, changing environment.
This role is subject to an adult enhanced DBS check. East Surrey Hospital may also request that you complete additional recruitment checks (such as health checks) as a condition of working in the hospital setting.
As you may be required to attend meetings, groups and events across East Surrey or at our offices in Guildford and therefore a driving license and use of car is required.
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.
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