Healthcare Assistant

£14800 - £15500 per annum
11 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Location: Nottingham
30 Hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of March 2018
Salary: Circa 14,800 - £15,500 pro rata

About the role
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the British Red Cross within the Crisis Intervention Community Support Service (CICSS) team providing reactive, focused and flexible support to vulnerable adults at a time of worsening health crisis. The post will assist the service co-ordinator and assistant co-ordinators by undertaking duties required to meet the service users' needs in relation to worsening health and in order to re-enable service users to remain in their own home during their health-related crisis period. The post-holder will respond to referrals from Clinicians and Community Health Professionals in Nottingham and will be required to have the ability to assess service users' needs and complete a care plan for the individual.
The post-holder will need to offer personal care, medication prompting and signposting practical emotional support in the service user's own home.

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

About the team
The Crisis Intervention Community Support Service is focused and intense within the
Nottingham North East and Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning area of Nottingham. The post will to support the work of the Crisis Intervention Community Support Service and work alongside our long established Hospital to Home service at Queen's Medical Centre Campus at Nottingham Hospitals Trust.

About the person

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Health & Social Care
  • Experience of working in a Health & Social Care
  • environment
  • Full and valid driving licence
  • Full daily access to a car
  • Experience of delivering personal care needs
  • Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Closing date for applications is 23:59, 25th of September 2017

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

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

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at

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.

DBS/PVG Roles Only

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes 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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