Job Description

Title – Outreach Worker

Location - Wokingham

Rate of Pay - £21,000 per annum, pro rata

Hours – 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday – Some weekend and evening work as required

What will I be doing?

Our Services Matter and we’re looking for people to join our team to deliver and develop our essential services for unpaid carers.

Any of us can become a carer for someone in our lives, at any time. TuVida's Carers Services provide essential, practical advice, information, and emotional support for unpaid carers. Working with us you will have the immediate satisfaction of seeing the difference you can make to other people's lives. You'll always work in a person-centred way, ensuring unpaid carers maximise their access to support by referral and signposting to other services and organisations.

Our Wokingham & West Berkshire Carers Hub can either directly provide or assist local unpaid carers to access:

  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Free health and well-being memberships
  • Access to carers breaks
  • Access to carers support groups and peer support
  • Free training and caring support
  • Carers grants
  • and much more

 

You will also:

  • Work on an individual basis with carers using personalised support and actions plans.
  • Enable and empower a carers self-reliance and help them access support networks
  • Work as part of a helpdesk team which includes using a phone, email, and website to provide guidance and support
  • Attend carers and peer support groups and forums to encourage carers to get involved.
  • Be good at record keeping and working in line with our compliance policies
  • Build warm, trusting, and supportive relationship with our clients, providing encouragement to help them live rich and fulfilling lives.
  • Work with integrity, honesty, treating clients with dignity and respect.
  • Be able to communication with our clients, colleague and anyone involved in our client’s lives in a calm, positive, & constructive way.
  • Understand discrimination and how this impacts unpaid carers.
  • Complete carers assessments

What are the rewards?

  • Paid mileage
  • Passionate supportive teams
  • Access to our free confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Work mobile phone and IT equipment provided
  • Free enhanced DBS check
  • Access to the blue light discount card scheme
  • Hybrid working available

Amazing people support others, we’re looking for people to join our team to providing practical information and advice to unpaid carers across Wokingham.

TuVida are looking for a passionate and supportive person, who is committed to making a difference to join us as an Outreach Worker. In this role you will be supporting *unpaid carers who care for their loved ones every day. Our Outreach workers are here to make unpaid carers lives as easy as possible and to provide advice, guidance and emotional support when needed.

Who are TuVida?

TuVida is a not-for-profit organisation that gives support to both unpaid carers and people needing care.

Our goal is to provide the most appropriate care and support to people who need it, to enable them to live their lives to the fullest.

We work in a number of local areas — providing our services to more than 11,000 people across the UK.

We aim to bring together what's needed to offer people in local communities the best and most appropriate care and support.

In recognition that each person and family may be facing their own struggle, we'll work with them to find out exactly what will make their lives better — then get on with providing personalised care and, or support that meets their unique needs.

Our focus covers two main areas:

Supporting carers.

May people look after a relative or friend who is ill, frail or disabled, and may find it difficult to have control over their own life too. We can help by providing respite care that enables unpaid carers to have a break, or help them find the most appropriate information, advice, and support for their circumstances.

Supporting people needing care.

We can provide care for adults and children with various disabilities and health conditions. It may be at home, or we may operate local day centres that also enable people needing care to meet new people in their community.

For more information on TuVida and to read our story please visit: https://www.tuvida.org/

* An unpaid carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

 

To apply,

  • Please send us your most up to date CV with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your relevant experience to [email protected]