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Want to make a positive difference in the Harrow community? Working at Harrow Carers could be your opportunity of a lifetime. 

 

Current Opportunities

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Parent Carer Support Worker

Contract: Full time
Salary: £25,000 per year
Closing Date: N/A

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We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Adult Carers department as a Parent Carer Support Worker based in Harrow. You will join us on a full time, fixed-term contract for 12-months and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £25,000 per annum, 26 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays.

Harrow Carers is an independent charity and voluntary organisation and has been the lead carers’ support agency in Harrow since 1996. Our mission has always been to help unpaid carers in the area, reduce the burden of care and increase the quality of your life. We believe that it’s important to recognise the significant contribution you make to your family, friends, and society.

As our Parent Carer Support Worker, you will provide holistic support to vulnerable parent carers and their children.

Hours of work: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with occasional evenings and weekends.

As our Parent Carer Support Worker, you will have the following responsibilities:

– Managing a caseload providing holistic support to parent carers and their children who may be vulnerable
– Supporting and advocating on behalf of parents with professionals they may be involved with
– Assisting families with understanding their rights as carers
– Carrying out assessments of need by phone, zoom or visiting families in their homes or community settings (when covid restrictions lifted)
– Developing holistic family support plans
– Assisting families to develop resilience and self-help skills
– Attending child in need meetings with parents and social care staff
– Attending core group meetings with parent carers and social care staff
– Providing emotional support and signposting to wellbeing and counselling services within Harrow Carers
– Signposting and referring parents and their children to external services either universal or statutory
– Presenting role and support offered to external providers such as children’s social care teams, schools, health and varying community organisations
– Signposting for benefits advice and support
– Keeping up to date records of contact and support provided
– Actively engaging within the supervision process
– Actively and positively engaging within the work of the charity

What we’re looking for in our Parent Carer Support Worker:

– Level 2/3 in social care or related experience in supporting vulnerable families and their children
– At least 3 years’ experience working with and providing front line, holistic support to vulnerable families
– Experience of providing holistic SMART family support plans
– Knowledge and experience of working with behaviour that challenges
– Experience of working with external professionals such as adults and children’s social care and those children who may be on a CIN plan or be on the child protection register
– Knowledge and working practice of safeguarding, both adults and children
– Knowledge and understanding of the Care Act 2014
– – Knowledge of autism, and other learning and physical disabilities
– Knowledge of the benefits system in relation to unpaid parent carers and children
– The ability to ascertain if the family is approaching or in crisis and take appropriate action steps to support and de-escalate
– Excellent IT skills with knowledge of Word and Outlook

In return as our Parent Carer Support Worker you will receive:

­- Annual salary of £25,000
– 26 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays
– Paid sick leave scheme after 12 months service
– Pension contributions
– Training and support

If you feel you have the skills and experience to join us as our Parent Carer Support Worker, then please csubmit a short cv and covering letter (maximum two pages) explaining how you meet the person specification and why you are applying for this role to jobs@harrowcarers.org.  We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

Volunteer Blogger

Contract: 1hr per week
Salary: Unpaid
Closing Date: On going

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The main purpose of this role is to write weekly blogs for our website.

We are looking for someone who has experience blogging, confident and can do it well.

To apply: Please email your CV, covering letter and application form to jobs@harrowcarers.org or telephone 0330 088 2224 to discuss further.

Volunteer Website Designer

Contract: 1hr per week
Salary: Unpaid
Closing Date: On going

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The main purpose of this role is to unify website colors, check spacing and check if images match the text.

We are looking for someone who has experience, confident and can do it well.

To apply: Please email your CV, covering letter and application form to nathan.konga@harrowcarers.org or telephone 0330 088 2224 to discuss further.

Volunteer Website Copywriter

Contract: 1hr per week
Salary: Unpaid
Closing Date: On going

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The main purpose of this role is to write weekly blogs for our website, check spelling mistakes and make sure the language used matches the brand. 

We are looking for someone who has experience writing, pays high attention to detail and knows how match text with brand voice. 

To apply: Please email your CV, covering letter and application form to nathan.konga@harrowcarers.org or telephone 0330 088 2224 to discuss further.

Register Interest For Future Job Opportunities

 

We are always looking for friendly, organised and experienced people to join our Harrow Carers team. If you are interested and want to be notified first about new vacancies then please register your interest.  Register your interest here. 

You could also email your CV to admin@harrowcarers.org or telephone 0330 088 2224 to discuss further.

“The way Harrow Carers have impacted on my life is, Paul gets out, he’s happy and he’s fully supported by them. I know he’s safe, so I’m totally worry-free when he’s out”

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