Carer Support Workers play a crucial role at Carers Trust Tyne and Wear. By taking over the carer's role, they enable them to have a valuable break knowing that their loved one is being looked after professionally and with respect and compassion.

We take pride in the quality of care that we deliver. Carer Support Workers are our ambassadors in the community so we recruit people with a genuinely caring attitude and the skills to deliver a person-centred service. You could be working with children or adults with a range of conditions and requirements, both in the home and out in the community. 

Unlike many care jobs, we're not just in and out of people's homes and rushing to the next appointment.

We take the time to build relationships with the families we support and our service is designed to give the carer a meaningful break while their loved one is looked after with care, dignity and respect. 

Appointments can last for up to four hours. They might take place in the carers' home or they could involve taking the person with care needs out into the community. We design our services around what carer's want to do with their time. It could be enjoying a hobby, spending time socialising with others, attending appointments or simply resting.

About You

You could be fresh out of college or have a few years of experience under your belt. Attitude and drive is just as important as experience, although having an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care would be an advantage. 

Consistency is essential for our families so you must be reliable and trustworthy. You’ll pride yourself on being approachable, friendly and able to build relationships with our service users.

Our service is 24/7, 365 days a year, so flexibility is important. We are looking for people who can work flexibly for a minimum of 16 hours per week, including weekends and evenings, on a rota basis.

You might have to deal with challenging behaviour or situations so resilience and an ability to work under pressure are necessary. 

Access to your own transport is extremely useful but a good knowledge of local buses works well too.

Carers and their families are diverse so our team should be too. We're especially keen to hear from people with experience of being a carer themselves.

We Offer
  • Competitive pay

  • Ongoing training, both face-to-face and online

  • Enhanced DBS check

  • Mileage and expenses

  • Regular team meetings

  • Excellent management and support structure

Click here to download an application pack