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CLOSED - THRIVE Support Worker Job Vacancy

Salary: £18,567 per year / £12.98 per hour
Hours: 27.5 per week (Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm)
Based: Talbot House Office
Application Deadline: 19th July 2024
Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd July 2024



About Role


We are looking to recruit a dedicated and passionate person to join our recently expanded THRIVE project. Our THRIVE project started 9 years ago with the goal to encourage older parent carers to plan for the future when it comes to caring for their learning disabled child, and to “Watch them thrive while I’m alive”. Since April 2023 we have been working to expand this project to include supporting parent carers with learning disabled children aged between 19 to 30 years old.
This role will primarily focus on the Young Adults/Transition families, and secondarily on the Elderly parent carers. Interaction with the service users will be face to face via booked appointments.
Support for Carers & Young Adults/Transition (new)
This project aims to help and support parent carers with the below; 

  • Transitioning from child to adult benefits.
  • Further education applications/placements.
  • Finding jobs/work placements.
  • Independent Living
  • Financial/Cost of Living advice
  • Health needs (development of a growing learning disabled person).
  • Social development (befriending/activities).
  • Finding day services.
  • Social events bringing parents in a similar situation together

Support for Elderly Carers
Our original THRIVE project was focused helping older parent carers plan ahead for the long term care for their learning disabled children. We provide vital support with the increasing challenges they experience in caring for their learning-disabled loved ones, along with the common loneliness and isolation experienced by older parent carers. Having their futures planned can alleviate the stress and anxieties many older carers have and give them peace of mind. Our work with our older parent carers include;

  • Care Transition planning / continuity
  • Help with benefits and financial planning
  • Care duties and support
  • Bereavement support
  • Welfare phone calls and emotional support
  • Social and wellbeing events for older parent carers


Main Duties


  • Provide one to one support and advice.
  • Write professional applications and reports for a variety of agencies.
  • Research and utilise other support services beneficial to service users.
  • Build productive working relationships with staff, volunteers and external organisations.
  • Supporting families at Talbot House and on occasion at external sites as required.
  • Work with the THRIVE coordinator and Talbot House staff to improve our service user experience.
  • To publicise the THRIVE project and raise awareness.
  • Support and take part in carer activities and events undertaken by Talbot House to promote carer wellbeing.
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers.
  • Keep accurate records and ensure database is kept up to date, along with other IT systems.
  • To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by the Manager.

Application Information


Click HERE to download the full Job Description and Person Specification


Application Form;


Click HERE for the online Application form

Click HERE to download the Application form (word document)


When applying please email the (word) Application 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