BRITISH RED CROSS: Regulated Service Support Worker – Haverfordwest

Service Support Worker – Regulated
18 Hours per week (Service operates 7 days a week)
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Salary: £18,009 per annum, pro rata for part time

We’ve got an opportunity…

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Do you love helping people in need? We are looking for a passionate, experienced and enthusiastic person with great people skills to join our Independent Living team in Pembrokeshire.

You will provide a flexible need-led care package that will support individuals aged 18 and above for a ‘time limited’ period within their own homes in order to either avoid inappropriate ‘social’ admission into hospital or to facilitate earlier discharge from hospital. This can include all aspects of low-level Personal Care, light housework, meal preparation and prompting of medication.

The role will involve you providing practical and emotional support to service users in their own homes. Due to the nature of this service, this role can be emotionally and physically demanding. But it can also be rewarding; you are helping vulnerable people across the community.

The service operates daily, between 8.00am and 9.00pm. There are a variety of shifts and hours available to our staff.

Say hello to the team…

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) 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.

This role could be for you if…

  • You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.
  • You’re professional. You can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • You are locally in Pembrokeshire and can easily travel within the area.
  • You love being flexible. You sometimes may be required to support at short notice, at weekends etc.
  • You have experience of working with or providing personal care for dependent adults either at home or in a working environment.
  • You have a full driving licence with access to own vehicle (please note that, due to vehicle insurance policy requirements, applicants must be of legal age, and have 2 years’ experience)

Closing date for application is 23.59 on Thursday 2nd December 2021 with interviews to follow soon after.

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If you have any questions please email us: quoting the job reference number #3262

This role includes working face to face with service users and social distancing will not be able to be maintained at all times therefore, it may not be suitable for people that may be at higher risk of harm from Covid-19.

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

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) – per annum, pro rata
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us…

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

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.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

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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