Carers Support Officer-Mental Health Devon Carers is one of the largest and most successful carer’s services in the UK, providing information and support to 20,000 carers of all ages. Devon Carers is the focus for the delivery of a number of services for carers of all ages across Devon. These include: Awareness-raising and identification of carers of all ages A countywide helpline, providing easy access to information and support A team of support staff facilitating drop-in sessions, carers support groups, school-based activities and time-limited one-to-one support Carers+ consortium members and delivery partners employ local staff to deliver the work of Devon Carers, across Devon, as part of an integrated service. As part of our support for the implementation of the Care Act in Devon we are looking to add to our team of staff undertaking carers assessments and carers support planning, by telephone and face-to-face. Full details can be found in the Job Description To apply Please download an application form and return it to [email protected] We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these. Shortlisting Criteria: Experience of working with individuals who experience, or impacted by poor mental health. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to empathise with the needs of carers. Experience of undertaking assessments and support plans for individuals who are in need of support NVQ III or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care or another relevant field, or willingness to work towards such a qualification. Excellent administration, organisational and record-keeping skills, and ability to write in a clear, concise and professional manner. Knowledge/understanding of mental health and social care services/provision and the laws/policies that underpin them. Ability to work as a member of a professional team to meet shared objectives. Understanding of principles of confidentiality and equal opportunities. Closing date for applications: 09:00 Friday 25th October 2019 Interviews will be held week commencing TBC An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.