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Carers Assessor

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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  • £21,892 - £24,157 pro rata
  • 30 hpw, 4 days per week 7.5hrs each day (Days TBC during recruitment based on business need.)
  • Job Reference: 246-GYW2806578-B

NSFT and Suffolk County Council are offering an exciting new opportunity for a Carers Assessor based in the Waveney area. With new and innovative opportunities for how we support the community with their health and social care needs this is an exciting and dynamic time to join the team.

The integrated Community Mental Health Team are embarking on a period of transformation and quality improvement for mental health support in the community and this role will be an opening new doors to support and represent carers and their needs together with the community as we move into Primary Care Networks and Integrated community care.

We are looking for a Carers Assessor to join our team. The wellbeing of carers is central to the sustainable recovery of service users. Health promotion, advice, and support is an important and integral part of this role.

The role will involve completing carer's assessments for carers of people aged 18+ with serious mental health problems, and the provision of 1:1 and group carer support and the delivery of sensitive and occasionally contentious information.
You will undertake planning and delivery of carer support groups, and provide education and support relevant to carers needs to professionals, service users and carers.

You will also champion carers' rights within the service area and on occasion to external agencies, and support the implementation of the Triangle of Care (TOC) within the service area.

Main duties of the job:

  • These positions will have a dedicated focus on carers and be situated within our community mental health services.
  • Completing high quality carer's assessments resulting in positive outcomes for carers.
  • Carers assessments will be completed in a person centred manner that takes account of the individual circumstances of the carer.
  • To assume the role of 'carers champion' within your service area, offering advice on local and national resources and services accessible to carers.
  • To support the CMHT or IDT with the implementation of the Triangle of Care (TOC) within the team and be a team/service representative at Local and Trust TOC meetings.
  • To provide education and support and to support the delivery of training to professionals, service users and carers around carers needs.

All staff are expected to operate by our values of working Positively, Respectfully and Together for better mental health.

This role can be based within acute and community teams in Suffolk (including Waveney).

At the Trust, we provide a comprehensive range of inpatient and community based mental health services for children, adults of working age and adults in later life. Our services focus on providing effective interventions using the best evidence available and reducing reliance on inpatient services.

We aim to integrate our community teams for working age adults and older people with social care, as well as primary and general health services when possible.

For further details or informal visits please contact Fai de Main, Community Network Lead: Fai.deMain@nsft.nhs.uk, tel: 01502 532100 OR James Farebrother, Community Team Manager: James.Farebrother@nsft.nhs.uk

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