Service Support Worker - Healthcare
Location: Neath Port Talbot or Swansea
Contract type: Fixed Term until 13th of July 2018
28 hours per week
Salary: GBP 14,862 pro rata
About the role
If you love helping people in need, looking for a rewarding role or to kick start your career in Health and Social Care sector this position might be for you! We are looking for an individual who loves helping people in need to join our fantastic Independent Living (IL) in Swansea or Neath Port Talbot.
You will provide personal care, practical and emotional support to vulnerable persons within Swansea and/or Neath Port Talbot who are identified as requiring support in order to remain in their own home and avoid the potential for unnecessary hospital admission. You will deliver services in partnership with other agencies and other health care professionals working closely with the Gateway Rapid Response and Community Resource Teams to ensure clinical governance and continuity of care. In addition you will support and direct as necessary the activities of volunteers who are deployed to provide the lower level support assessed as needed by some of the newly discharged patients.
You will work 28 hours; i.e. 4 X 7 hour shifts to be agreed Mon-Fri (Shifts will be between 9am & 5pm), however, evening and weekend cover on a rota basis may be required in line with future service development.
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 be successful in this position you must have the following skills and experience:
- Good standard of education - GCSE/O level
- NVQ level 3 in health and social care or willingness to undertake QCF level 3
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Understanding of issues relating to the care and support of vulnerable people preferably in a domiciliary care setting
- Has empathy and understanding of vulnerable adults
- 2 years' experience of working within community based health and social care Statutory or voluntary sector service
- Ability to work alone without direct supervision and as part of a team
- Understanding of and the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Able to work and travel throughout the area served by the scheme as appropriate to the needs of the job
- Full driving licence and access to a vehicle
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 19th of March 2018 with interviews to follow.
Please to view the full job description and person specification for this position.
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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