Outreach Support Worker

£16500 - £16720 per annum
04 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Outreach Support Worker
Location: Plymouth
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of October 2018
35 hours per week
Salary: Circa £16,500

About the role
The British Red Cross has an exciting opportunity for a proactive and organised individual to join our dynamic Independent Living team as an Outreach Support Worker. This role is ideal for someone who has experience of working with older people or other vulnerable groups.

As Outreach Support Worker you will provide advice and support to people in their own home for a time limited period within the geographical reach of the service. You will assess and enable people to complete an individual support plan, highlighting their needs to secure their ongoing independence within their own home and in the community. You will assist in the recruitment, development and support of volunteers, promote the work of the British Red Cross and ensure high professional standards are upheld.

About the team
The Independent Living & Crisis Response service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About the person
To succeed in this role you must be encouraging, enabling, and approachable and have following skills and experience:

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent by experience
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social care or desire to work towards
  • Experience of person centred assessment
  • Experience of report writing and ideally of writing support plans
  • IT literate - experience of using e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Able to work flexibly within the core hours of 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday
  • Able to work occasional unsocial hours
  • Full driving licence with access to own vehicle
  • Able to work and travel as appropriate to the needs of the job and more widely in the area as required

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 18th of September with interviews to follow.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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