Service Support Worker - Digi-Connect

£15000 - £15606 per annum
06 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Part Time
Contract Type

Service Support Worker - Digi-Connect
Location: Stockton, requires travel within Teesside area.
Contract type: Fixed Term, 1 year
14 hours per week
Salary: Circa £15,500 pro rata per annum

About the role
British Red Cross has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring individual to join our Independent Living Support Team as a Service Support Worker to work for our new Digi-Connect project. This is a 1 year project in the Teesside area where tablets will be on loan to selected, mainly elderly, Service Users to provide opportunities to explore the web both for general interest and, in particular, to improve their health and wellbeing.

About the team
The Project will work alongside the Coop Connector in Middlesbrough, supporting individuals who are lonely and/or isolated, as well as other Independent Living services in the Teesside area. Our services help to prevent people from reaching crisis point; reducing admissions to hospitals and the need for residential and nursing care.

We are committed to delivering a person-centred service and enabling service users to achieve their personal outcomes. These may include enhanced quality of life, increased confidence and independence, and an improved sense of choice and control.

We also focus on improving personal dignity, feelings of safety and improved recovery after trauma or illness through services such as Support at Home.

About the person
As well as being IT literate you will be knowledgeable about the needs of individuals who may be disabled, elderly, lonely or isolated. You will need to be able to work by yourself visiting service users in their own homes and be able to provide training and general support in the use of a tablet. In addition you will need to be able to travel on a regular basis across the Teesside area.

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

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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