Service Support Worker

£14800 - £14862 per annum
06 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Service Support Worker
Location: Lincoln and Gainsborough (requires travel within Lincolnshire area)
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of December 2018
28 hours per week
Salary: Circa £14,800 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 a people person and has confidence and knowledge of supporting vulnerable people with different needs and requirements at various stages of their life.

You will be will be working within a team of staff and volunteers and will be providing practical and emotional support at the patient's home (not personal care). You will be responsible for building and maintaining sustainable referral pathways and good working relationships with key stakeholders.

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 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 and weekends when required
  • Clean full driving licence with access to a suitable vehicle which you are willing and able to use in conjunction with your duties

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 20th of September.

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