Service Support Worker
Service Support Worker
Location: Hereford, must be able to travel within Herefordshire area
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of March 2019
28 hours per week
Salary: Circa £14,500 - £15,500 pro rata per annum
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our dynamic Independent Living Team as a Support Worker. This is a great opportunity for someone who is people person and has confidence and knowledge of supporting vulnerable people with different needs and requirements at various stages of their life.
The Independent Living Service Support Worker post will provide reactive, focused and flexible support to adults either following a hospital stay to enable early discharge when clinical needs have been met or to those living in the community to prevent hospital admission. The post will assist the Independent Living Service Coordinator by undertaking duties required to meet the service users' needs in order to re-enable service users to remain in their own home and prevent hospital re-admission. The post-holder will be providing practical and emotional support in the service user's own home and signposting to other services where appropriate to enable the individual to live independently in their own home
About the team
The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) 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 and thrive in this role you must be organised, ethic and motivated and possess following skills and experience:
- Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
- Able to plan own workload
- Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
- IT literate
- Knowledge of supporting service users who may be disabled and/or frail, impaired and have a dementia and mental health issues
- Working with individuals with a sensory or physical impairment or who may be frail due to age
- Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Willingness to work flexible hours
- Driving licence and access to vehicle
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 19th of September with interviews to follow.
Do you have a sound knowledge of how NHS and Social Care services operate? Do you believe that you can give your wholehearted attention and care to someone who needs it? If so, please apply for this position bellow!
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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Refusing to ignore people in crisis