Rate of pay: £17,342 (£22,126 FTE)

Hours per week: 29

Location: Starcross or Newton Abbot covering South Devon

We’re looking for an individual with great interpersonal skills to join our South Devon team as a Carers Support Officer (CSO). CSOs play a vital part in the delivery of our Carers service undertaking carers assessments and carers support planning, by telephone and face-to-face.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking Carers Assessments (Health and Wellbeing Checks) for carers;
  • Action planning following Carers Assessments;
  • Support planning following Carers Assessments, including those undertaken by others;
  • Delivery of additional/intensive support for carers associated with action/support plans; and
  • Help to promote and support carers through:
    • Carer awareness raising, including at drop-ins/clinics in primary care, and
    • Facilitation of carers support groups and other community- and peer-based support activities.

Full details can be found in the Job Description

To apply

Please download an application form and return it to [email protected]. Please use the supporting statement to evidence how you are suitable for the role. Please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the job description

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these.

Shortlisting Criteria

  1. Experience of providing one-to-one advice or support in a similar/relevant role.
  2. Experience of assessing and meeting carers needs (including emotional).
  3. Knowledge/understanding of health and social care services/provision.
  4. Good knowledge/understanding of carers and their issues.
  5. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to empathise with the needs of carers.
  6. Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships
  7. Excellent administration, organisational and record-keeping skills, and ability to write in a clear, concise and professional manner

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 25th October 2018

Interviews will be held Tuesday 30th October

A DBS check is required for this role