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Support Worker Job Vacancy



Do you want to join a passionate and dedicated charity, supporting our older Parent Carer communities across the Manchester area?

At Talbot House we provide vital support services for parents and unpaid carers of people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs who live in the Manchester area, delivered from our building in Newton Heath. Our goal is to provide essential support and be an advocate for our carers in getting the correct benefits, finding care services, help with form filling/letter writing, training for carers, along with the mental health and wellbeing support that many carers of learning disabled people desperately need. 



Vacancy Details

Salary:      £15,023 / £10.51 per hour

Hours:      27.5 per week (Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm)

Based:      Talbot House Office and Working from Home


Closing date for applications: Midnight 10th September 2021

Interview date: TBC


About Role

We are looking to recruit a dedicated and passionate person to join our expanded Children’s Service support team.

The Support Worker is responsible for providing emotional and practical support to parent carers.  This is a wide-ranging role including caseload management, liaison with statutory and voluntary organisations and the provision of advice, guidance and advocacy services.  The post requires a completer-finisher who is a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the issues facing parent carers of people with learning disabilities.  

The role will be responsible for organising and managing events and activities for Parent Carers and their families to enjoy some respite from their daily routine with the aim to help improve mental health and wellbeing. This also include arranging educational and information group sessions/workshops.

The outcomes we look to achieve in this role are;

  • Help the young family/carer come to terms with their new way of life.
  • Improve the wellbeing and mental health of the carers.
  • Ensure that the learning disabled child gets the best start to life.


Main Duties

  • Provide emotional and practical support to parent carers of children with learning disabilities.
  • Support parent carers at Talbot House, whilst working from home, and at external appointments as required (when appropriate/safe after the COVID-19 pandemic).
  • Build productive working relationships with staff, volunteers and external organisations.
  • Arrange and organise events/activities for families to improve their wellbeing.
  • Facilitate workshops and group work.
  • Motivate and support parents to build self-esteem and identify/develop the necessary resources/capacity for long-term independence.
  • Keep accurate records and ensure database is kept up to date, along with other IT systems.
  • Write professional reports for a variety of agencies.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of work at the centre.
  • Understand and promote issues relating to disability and caring.
  • Support individuals within a group setting or in a one-to-one situation.
  • General support to visitors.
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers.
  • Attend and contribute towards staff meetings and participate fully in the development of the service.
  • Participate fully in staff supervision and development.
  • Research and utilise other support services beneficial to service users.
  • To publicise the Talbot House services and raise awareness.
  • Support and take part in carer activities and events undertaken by Talbot House to promote carer wellbeing.
  • To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the Manager.


Application Information


Click Here to download the full Job Description and Person Specification

Click Here to download the Application form

Click Here to download the Equal Opportunities form


When applying please email both the Application form and Equal Opportunities form along with your CV to

If you would like an informal chat about the role and work involved then please call us on 0161 203 4095 or email




Volunteering your time


Here at Talbot House, we need all the help we can get to continue to support our Parent Carers. Whether you can spare a few hours, a day or a week, any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Volunteering not only helps us, but can benefit you too. Here are some of the reasons why people give us their spare time:

  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Gain experience and skills
  • Meet inspiring people
  • Career building
  • Be part of a friendly team

"Working at Talbot House as a volunteer has given me my self respect back"
Jason Hunter

If you are interested in working as volunteer for us please call 0161 203 4095 or email