Service Support Worker

British Red Cross
£14500 - £14862 per annum
07 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Service Support Worker Location: Warmley, Bristol and South GloucestershireContract type: PermanentFull Time (35 hours per week) or part time (negotiable)Salary: Circa £14,500 (FTE) per annumAbout the roleWe are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our friendly 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. You 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. You 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. You 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 homeAbout the teamBristol First Call provides practical and emotional support to people over the phone and/or in their own home. The service provides a range of support from one off telephone calls for advice and guidance, visits at home for those who need them and also a supported resettlement service to support with discharges from hospital, providing transport and resettlement at homeAbout the personTo 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 initiativeAble to plan own workloadEducated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)IT literateKnowledge of supporting service users who may be disabled and/or frail, impaired and have dementia and mental health issuesWorking with individuals with a sensory or physical impairment or who may be frail due to ageParticipation in a multi-disciplinary team environmentWillingness to work flexible hoursFull driving licence holder and access to vehicleClosing date for applications is 23:59 on the 15th of October. Interviews will be held on the 19th and 20th of October.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 pensionChildcare vouchersThe 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).Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Refusing to ignore people in crisis