Family Consultant - Part-time

D012422
£34,500.00 Per Annum
UK
Home Based
Permanent
Closing Date: September 24, 2021
Family Consultant - Part-time

It is over twelve years since Dimensions made a clear commitment to working in partnership with the families of people with learning disability and autism that we support across England and Wales.  We are proud of the achievements we have made by listening and learning from families and acting on their concerns.  On top of day-to-day involvement families are represented in strategic planning, special projects and with our internal Quality and Compliance checks.

It is essential that you have lived experience of supporting a close relative with learning disability and/or autism.

We are now looking for an additional home-based Family Consultant to join the families’ team and help us move forward with our commitment to ensure families have a louder voice.

Home Based, part time post 22.5 hours a week with a salary of £20,700 (full time equivalent £34,500)

Interviews will be conducted over Microsoft teams on Thursday the 7th October.

About the role 

 Your main duties, in collaboration with the Families team across the organisation will include: 

  • Supporting families and colleagues to understand Dimensions’ commitment to families and to meet the pledge of the Family Charter
  • Ensuring that families are informed of their rights and have the resources needed to be robust partners in co-production.
  • Supporting a team of Associate Family Consultants and family quality checkers.

About you

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Ability to encourage and enable the involvement & engagement of family carers.
  • Ability to support people involved in conflict to understand differing perspectives and facilitate mutual respect and achievable solutions.
  • Great training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate in an engaging and effective way to a wide range of audiences.

The rewards

  • Up to 35 days’ (pro-rata) annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Staff discount shopping scheme ‘Rewarding Dimensions’  
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Qualification scheme
  • Employee recognition scheme 'Inspiring People' 
  • Discounted health and dental cover 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Bike to Work Scheme 
  • Season Ticket Loan

For more information visit www.dimensions-uk.org/careers

Apply now

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be incurred by Dimensions.
  • We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce
  • As Disability Confident Leaders , we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy - Dimensions has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees
  • As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application in one of our offices using assistive technology.
  • We now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communications.

 

 

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