Carers in Southampton


JOB ROLE: Specialist Carer Support Worker (Mental Health and Dementia)

CONTRACT: 37.5 hours per week earning £25,461 per annum

LOCATION: Southampton

The ideal candidate will be an experienced individual who has a flexible working approach, enjoys working as part of a team and is an excellent communicator. 

You will join the team at Carers in the Southampton offering a city-wide service to support unpaid carers. The role has a particular focus on carers of people with poor mental health and dementia.

Key Duties;

  • Provide information, advice and guidance relevant to carers, in particular those caring for those with poor mental health or dementia
  • Disseminate relevant information to carers
  • Assist carers to explore how digital advances can contribute to their caring role and in developing their emergency plans
  • Create an atmosphere of trust with organisations working with specific carer groups
  • Work with internal and external colleagues to create a unified organisation working for the general good of all carers in the city 

We are looking for a good communicator with sound experience of partnership working with other agencies and an understanding of the support needs of carers.

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting a diverse client group in a caring situation and a strong empathy with the issues they face.
  • An excellent working knowledge of community-based services and facilities which support carers and their loved ones, particularly those relevant to people with poor mental health or dementia.

Does this sound like you?  If so send your CV with a covering letter to Linda Lawless, Service Manager, Carers in Southampton at [email protected]

Download full job description and person specification here.

Please note that applications without a full covering letter outlining your skills and how these can be applied to this position may not be considered. 

Further details about the work of the service and a full job description for this role can be found on the Carers in Southampton website.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested then please apply for this job as soon as you can.