About carers Vacancies Vacancies Summer 2021 Northamptonshire Carers is a local charity which next year celebrates it is 30th anniversary. We provide a range of services to unpaid carers and those with care needs. We are a trusted service provider and flexible employer. You will be joining a creative and supportive team. We currently have twelve exciting vacancies across both young and adult carer services. 24 days annual leave (plus bank holiday), pension and staff health benefits are provided to staff. If you are successful, you will join a successful team and make a difference to the 70,000 carers in Northamptonshire. Deadline: 9am Monday 9th August 2021 Interviews likely: w/c 16th August 2021 Start date: September 2021 (subject to change) To apply, please complete our application form and return to [email protected] Application form Please refer to the job descriptions which can be downloaded below and reference key points and experience in your application. We do not except CVs. Carer Development Workers Thanks to a three-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, Carer Development Workers will develop and deliver group support, outreach and drop-ins as well as raising Carer awareness and forging links with local community groups. The role also involves supporting the recruitment, training and mentoring of a team of Volunteer Carer Champions Full and part time posts available; £21,260.20 PA FTE (£11.05p/hr) Contact: Sarah Drage & Linda Tiffney Fixed term contract until June 2024. Job description Digital Support Technician Thanks to a three-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, our Digital Support Technician will work internally with managers, staff and volunteers to ensure digital skills are enhanced and developing our digital offer including website, social media, e-learning and Zoom/Teams groups. You will also support Carers, who need support to access and make the most of the digital, online services we offer, as well as creatively improve the digital services we offer. Full time, 37 hours per week; £24,491 PA Contact: Gwyn Roberts Fixed term contract until June 2024. Job description Diverse Communities Engagement Worker Thanks to a three-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund the Diverse Communities Engagement Worker will work within a wider “Caring Together” team to focus on diverse communities. You will help to deliver group support, outreach and drop-ins as well as raising Carer awareness and forging links with local community groups. The role also involves supporting the recruitment, training and mentoring of a team of Volunteer Carer Champions. 18.5hr/wk; £21,260.20 PA FTE (£11.05p/hr) Contact: Sarah Drage & Linda Tiffney Fixed term contract until June 2024. Job description Group Coordinator With the development of many services throughout Northamptonshire, we continue to grow the support and activity groups that we offer as well as create new ones. Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (ICAN) will see a focus on community assets for carers and their cared for to engage with. This includes developing groups for people with dementia. This role is to create, facilitate and promote such groups and activities. You will be expected to work with a multi-agency approach and be part of multi-disciplinary teams. You will develop and deliver support and activity groups focusing on diabetes and coronary heart disease. These groups will be for patients and their unpaid carers too and form part of the Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (ICAN) approach. Creativity is key to this role which may involve line-managing staff and volunteers as the services grow. Part time, 18.5 hours per week; £24,319.36 PA FTE; £12.64p/hr. Contact: Dawn Panter Job description Group Facilitator (maternity cover) With the development of many services throughout Northamptonshire, we continue to grow the support and activity groups that we offer as well as create new ones. Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (ICAN) will see a focus on community assets for carers and their cared for to engage with. This includes developing groups for people with dementia. This role is to create, facilitate and promote such groups and activities. You will be expected to work with a multi-agency approach and be part of multi-disciplinary teams. Part time, 30 hours per week; £21,260.20 PA FTE (£10.90p/hr) Contact: Dawn Panter Please note that the maternity cover post is for 6 months and commences on the first day of employment. There may be the opportunity of an extension or a permanent contract beyond this, however it can not be guaranteed. Job description Senior Parent Carer Support Worker Parent Carers are parents of children with disabilities or special needs. We are seeking a Senior Parent Carer Support Worker to supervise members of the Parent Carer Support Worker team. You will assist Service Managers in the overall management and development of services to support parent carers. You will also maintain a small case load of Parent Carers requiring assessment and support. Part time, hours dependent on the right candidate(s) approximately 22hr/wk; £20971.60 PA FTE (£10.90p/hr) Contact: Jemma Cafe Job description Support Line: Carer Support Worker Our Carers Support Line provides unpaid carers with advice, information, emotional advice and carers assessments. This role will involve working as part of our Support Line team where you will be supporting carers primarily by telephone (both incoming and outgoing calls) and via email. You will be able to balance providing a compassionate and professional service with efficiently and accurately recording case notes on electronic systems. Part time, hours dependent on the right candidate(s) 18.5-30hr/wk; £24,319.36 PA FTE (£12.64p/hr) Contact: Jemma Cafe Job description Volunteer Coordinator You will co-ordinate our Volunteer Sitting Service for Carers and Parent Carers; recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. Since 2012 the Carers Volunteer Sitting Service has matched carers supporting an adult with a volunteer befriender and arranged opportunities for carers to get a regular break, typically of 2-3 hours once a week. A similar service offering a break for parents of children with special needs has been developed and we plan to launch this in the second half of this year. Full time, 37 hours per week; £20,971.60 Contact: Adam Wilson Job description Welfare Support Worker ICAN (Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire) is a multidisciplinary model where health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues come together to provide a holistic support package for people. Your role will involve being part of multidisciplinary meetings and providing practical support and information to a varied caseload although you are not expected to deliver personal care. Part of this role will include attendance at Frailty Clinics. There will also be an expectation to help develop services with primary care and enhance relationships within these settings. As ICAN encompasses a broad range of services within various settings, you would be expected to engage with other established services and mirror locality set ups. The post requires an individual who has an understanding needs and associated issues of Carers and those that they care for. You will be expected to carry out carers assessments where identified and provide some time on Northamptonshire Carers Support Line. Previous experience of being in a caring role, working in a hospital, health, social care or voluntary sector setting, is desirable. However, training and support will be provided. Contact: Dawn Panter Full time (part time considered); £20,972 PA full time equivalent (£10.90p/hr) Please note that we have 3 posts to recruit to with each facing a different locality. This includes South Northamptonshire and East Northamptonshire. Job description Wellbeing Practitioner Our Breathing Space service delivers group support for those with COPD and ‘Long-COVID’ their Carers. Wellbeing Practitioners will be involved for the organisation and facilitation of Breathing Space activities and groups. They will have some involvement in the coordination and support of the volunteers. Their primary function is to deliver wellbeing activities in both group, 1-to-1 and online settings. They will also contribute to our Empowered Patient Programme in group, written and online forms of delivery. 14hr/wk; £8044.40 PA (£11.05p/hr) Contact: Penny Edwards Job description Young Carers Transitional Worker You will be working with Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 to provide Young Carer Transitional Assessments, offering advocacy, support planning, signposting and information. This role also involves identifying Young Adult Carers as well as delivering 1:1 support, groups, workshops and social activities to promote positive transition to adult life. Part time, 24 hours per week; £21,260.20 PA FTE (£10.90p/hr) Contact: Philip Mayes Job description Young Carer Wellbeing Group Worker Young carers are children under 18 who support family members with a disability, long-term health condition, mental ill-health or substance misuse. This role involves organising and providing a bespoke programme of support for Young Carers focussed around improving their wellbeing. You will also provide some one-to-one support and refer to further support as needed. You will work closely with Young Carer workers, sessional and volunteer support staff to enable Young Carers a break from their caring role and time to develop coping strategies. As sessions held after school hours, the ability to work evenings is essential and countywide travel to be expected. Part time, 18.5 hours per week; £21,260.20 PA FTE (£10.90p/hr) Contact: Philip Mayes This is a role linked to charitable grant via Freemasons Charitable Trust and a 12month fixed-term contract. There may be the opportunity of an extension or a permanent contract beyond this, however it can not be guaranteed. Job description Northamptonshire Carers Mission Statement Northamptonshire Carers aim to offer a comprehensive support service to Carers within our contracted geographical areas and in collaboration or close partnership with organisations that complement the service we deliver. We recognise the vital contribution Carers make to society and we will work to empower Carers in improving their health, wellbeing and quality of life, alongside raising awareness with all stakeholders with the aim to create Carer Friendly Communities. We recognise the diversity of our communities and are committed to supporting all Carers. The organisation is Carer-led and our developments will be a response to Carers future needs Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Anyone can become a carer at any time. Northamptonshire Carers is committed to supporting and promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). This includes tackling all forms of discrimination and inequality in both the workplace and the services the organisation provides. Northamptonshire Carers are keen to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds to positively reflect the diverse communities of those we support. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from potential candidates with transferable skills which reflect on their strengths and experiences in the broadest sense. We would like to recruit, develop and retain the best candidates from the widest pool of people. For these reasons we encourage those from any background and minority group to consider applying. Disability Confident Employer If you identify as having a disability and meet the criteria in the job description and person specification, we guarantee an interview. We will make suitable reasonable adjustments during both recruitment and employment. Good luck should you apply, please contact us if you have any queries.