Service Support Workers
Service Support Workers
Contract type: Casual/Relief
Rate: £8.45 per hour
About the role
Options for Independence, as part of the British Red Cross, is a dynamic and growing community care service for adults and young people with physical disabilities. Options for Independence specialises in providing a range of high quality, immediate, skilled support services including personal care, meal support and support with daily living tasks. We provide opportunities to adults who have a physical disability to live more independently within their own homes.
If you are interested in supporting people with disabilities/elderly adults within their home environment that is varied, exciting and rewarding this may be the career challenge you have been seeking.
We currently have positions within our homecare team and our Assessment at home team which provides longer support periods including 24 hour care, assessing service users' needs preventing hospital and permanent care admissions. Both services require flexible and dynamic staff to cope with the increasing demand for these services.
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 post you must have following skills and experience:
- Qualified to SVQ 2/3 level in care or be prepared to work towards gaining this qualification.
- 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, cognitively impaired and who may have dementia and mental health issues
- Working with individuals with a sensory or physical impairment or who may be frail due to old age
- Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
- Willingness to work flexible hours
Due to the nature of the role it would be preferable that candidates hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle
Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 5th of January 2018 with interviews to follow.
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.
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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