North Tyneside Carers’ Centre provides practical and emotional support to unpaid family carers in North Tyneside. We are looking to recruit a Carers Wellbeing Worker (Mental Health) and a part time Information and Communication Co-ordinator to join our Adult Carers Support team.
If you are interested in either of these roles you can request an application pack by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing Julie King on 0191 643 2298.
Information and Communication Co-ordinator
Funded initially until 31st March 2020
18.5 hours per week - £ 21,930 pro rata
The post holder will:
- Co-ordinate the Centres information resources and communications
- Lead the development and provision of communications, primarily online, for the Carers Information and Support;
- Manage the organisation’s website and ensure it is a valuable information resource for carers and professionals;
- Raise awareness of carers issues and promote the work of the Centre by
- producing communications such as e-bulletins;
- developing and monitoring social media forums
The post holder will have:
- 2 years experience of working in an information/communications role;
- Excellent IT skills and be confident using online media;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop information and content that is suitable for digital media;
- Experience of maintaining and managing a website.
Closing date: 10am on Monday 17 June 2019
Interviews will be held: Friday 21 June 2019
Carers Wellbeing Worker (Mental Health)
Funded initally until 31st March 2020
£23,125 - 37 hours per week
The post holder will work with adult carers caring for a family member or friend with an enduring mental health condition and will:
- Provide time limited, tailored emotional, practical and/or advocacy support to meet a carers identified outcomes;
- Help carers develop a better understanding of the mental health condition of the person they care for and services that can support them;
- Advocate for carers so they get their voice heard, using mental health law and guidance to challenge decisions where needed;
- Maintain good long-term working relationships with mental health teams and other specialist services to raise awareness of carers’ issues and generate referrals to the Centre.
The post holder will have:
- At least 2 years’ experience of providing advice and support to people with an enduring mental health issue and/ or their families;
- Understanding of mental health law and the mental health system;
- Excellent communication and organisational skills and the confidence to challenge decisions where needed;
- Empathy, be approachable, caring and have a genuine desire to improve the lives of carers in North Tyneside.
Closing date: 12pm on 20 June 2019
Interviews wil be held on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Previous applicants need not apply.
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