Parent Carer Strategic Liaison Worker

£15,714 per annum (£25,841 full-time equivalent)

22.5 hours per week

Carers Together Foundation is an organisation dedicated to improving Carers’ quality of life. We listen to Carers, give them a voice, provide information, practical and emotional support and promote Carers’ rights across the South Tees area.

We are seeking a Strategic Liaison Worker to provide information, advice and guidance to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The postholder will liaise with statutory and voluntary sector organisations to build positive relationships between parent carers and service providers, promote social inclusion and the involvement of parent carers in local service development.

To succeed in this role, applicants must have previous experience of providing information, advice and guidance, an understanding of the issues affecting Parent Carers and the ability to build strong relationships with clients, colleagues and other professionals.

This role is based between our offices in Middlesbrough and Redcar and the postholder will also be required to travel to, and work within, other community settings.

To apply for the role, please download and complete the attached application form and return it to recruitment@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.  Please note that we are unable to accept applications via CV or from recruitment agencies.

Closing date:                         Monday 23rd August 2021 (12 noon)

Carers Together is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and is a member of Employers for Carers.

Registered charity number: 1128910   Company number: 6746629

PC Strategic Liaison Worker – Application Form – July 2021 PC Strategic Liaison Worker – JD – July 2021 PC Strategic Liaison Worker – PS – July 2021EDI statement

REFORM OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE

#KeepYourPromiseBoris

On his first day in office, Boris Johnson promised to ‘fix social care once and for all’.  Over 700 days later millions of unpaid Carers are still without the support they desperately need and deserve.

We are backing the Care and Support Alliance in asking the Prime Minister to #KeepYourPromiseBoris.  Our Chief Executive, Lee O’Brien, has joined care organisations across England in writing to Boris Johnson to urge him to fulfil his commitment to support unpaid Carers.

You can add your own support by contacting your MP, whatever their party, and help to move social care reform to the top of the agenda.

For more information on the campaign and details of how to make contact with your MP, please visit #KeepYourPromiseBoris | Care & Support Alliance.

Earlier this week the Government introduced the Health and Care Bill which builds on the NHS’s Long Term Plan, and includes proposals to ensure that public involvement does not just include those who use NHS services. While the media focus has primarily been on increased ministerial powers and tendering processes for the NHS, there are some long-awaited proposals that will impact upon unpaid Carers.

The bill advocates for the involvement of Carers in decisions about treatment, and the prevention of illness, for the person they care for, consultation with Carers during the hospital discharge process and the inclusion of Carers in the commissioning of services within an integrated care system.  If you would like to read more about how the Bill proposes to support Carers, Carers UK have published an overview and their response to the government (Carers UK responds to introduction of Health and Care Bill – Carers UK).

We will be following the Bill’s progress through parliament with great interest!