Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

Job title

Parent Carer Worker – Bradford District


Bradford district area

Closing date

7th December 2023

Full/part time

11 hours per week with the option to work 14.5 hours, term time only, 1-year fixed-term contract


£23,725 - £26,021 (FTE)

Carers’ Resource is excited to announce a new opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of carers.

You will ideally have lived experience of caring, ideally as a carer for a child with SEND. The role is well suited to anyone with caring responsibilities currently claiming or looking to claim Carer’s Allowance.

Carers’ Resource is a well-established Yorkshire charity that provides tailored information and support to carers, individuals in need of care, and the professionals who support them. We empower individuals to maintain their independence and make choices that improve their lives.

Role Overview:

You will be supporting the carers of children with SEND, offering guidance through the maze of available services, emotional support and advocacy. You’ll conduct wellbeing reviews, collaborate with VCS and statutory colleagues, and enjoy outreach activities to spread the word about our services. Get ready to facilitate peer support groups, deliver engaging training, and be a catalyst for positive change in this fulfilling role.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Listen, advise, and provide support to parent carers, both in person and remotely.
  • Offer information and signposting to connect carers with appropriate services.
  • Engage in outreach initiatives to extend our services’ reach.
  • Encourage carers to advocate for themselves.
  • Conduct wellbeing reviews to support carers in prioritizing their own wellbeing.
  • Emphasize strength-based and preventive approaches.
  • Collaborate with carers in devising effective self-care strategies.
  • Work from our Shipley office, and occasionally from home, meeting carers in local communities and their homes as per guidelines.
  • A genuine passion for working with carers and an understanding of the challenges they face.
  • Previous experience providing individual and group support to adults.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with carers on a personal level and collaborate as a team member.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the varying needs and demands of the role
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and rights of carers.
  • Competent user of IT, email, Microsoft Office
  • Able to travel around Bradford district and around other Carers’ Resource offices
What we offer you:
  • Hybrid working – office/ community /home
  • Personal Development, including opportunities for aspiring leaders
  • Training opportunities
  • Generous holiday entitlement starting at 33 days (including Bank Holidays) plus a day off for your birthday
  • Expenses and mileage paid at 45p p/m
  • Carer passport if you are a carer yourself
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light Card and Carers Trust CarerSmart benefits
  • Work phone and laptop
  • Access to online wellbeing support
  • Pension scheme with flexible employee contribution
  • Access to staff savings scheme (via third party)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Tea and coffee provided in offices
  • Staff fleece jacket
For More Information:

For an informal discussion about this role, please reach out to: Julie Peacock 0808 501 5939

Join Our Team:

This is an opportunity to join a dedicated team that is committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of carers. If you are passionate about supporting others and making a difference, we encourage you to apply.

Closing date for applications, noon, Thursday 7th December 2023
We are planning to interview in Shipley on Friday 15th December 2023

Carers’ Resource values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds. Reg. charity no.1049278.

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