Service Support Worker

11 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Casual Service Support Worker - Gloucester Out of Hospital service
Location: Gloucester
Contract type: Casual/Relief
Salary: £8.77 per hour

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a flexible individual to join our dynamic Independent Living team in Gloucester. This role would suit someone who has experience of working in the care profession, however candidates who can demonstrate required skills and knowledge will be considered and full training will be provided.

As a service support worker you will transport and resettle service users back into their homes after hospital stay. This post is part of the Independent Living team at the British Red Cross. This is a fast response role which requires motivated, committed and enthusiastic people with good communication skills and an ability to deal with people in a sensitive yet professional manner.

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:

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding legislation, Health & Safety practices and Lone Working policies - or willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to identify and assess people's needs
  • Understanding of monitoring and reviewing service standards and quality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work alone, use own initiative and to be self-motivating
  • Passion and enthusiasm for supporting people
  • Able to work unsociable hours
  • Own driving licence and use of car for work purposes
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Able to work and travel as appropriate to the needs of the job

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 23nd of January 2018 with interviews to follow.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position and apply below. Please complete a supporting statement as part of your application detailing your suitability 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.

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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