Community Support Worker - Lancashire, Cumbria

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, approachable and solution focused individual to work within a multi-disciplinary team, delivering ongoing assessment and rehabilitation and training services to our beneficiaries in their homes and communities.

Salary
£30,300 per annum
Contract Type
Permanent
Closing Date
Closing date is midday on 31 December 2018

Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. To enable us to deliver these services, we are expanding our community teams and are looking for skilled and experienced individuals to provide on-going assessment and support to our beneficiaries in their homes and communities. 

The role of Community Support Worker includes assessing need for advice and information, rehabilitation and training, care support and financial assistance. Our aim is to work in conjunction with statutory and voluntary agencies to help our members (service users) maximise their independence. 

We are looking for committed and resourceful individuals who will follow a rigorous case management process and adhere to safeguarding and risk management procedures, keeping a positive attitude and demonstrating a collaborative, resourceful and confidential approach. 

This role will also involve creating and maintaining community events and opportunities for rehabilitation. It is an autonomous role but you will be an integral member of a wider team.

The ideal applicant will have excellent organisational and communication skills, experience of using case management system to record interventions and have a good understanding of how to maintain professional relationships with our members. Effective IT skills are essential including a good working knowledge of the MS Office suite and experience of using databases.

This post is subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

The post will be home based with extensive travel across the Community.

 

Closing date: 31 December 2018

Telephone interviews:  w/c 7 January 2019

Interview Date:  w/c 21 January 2019, at a location to be confirmed.

If you think you have what it takes to be a part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, please complete an application and the personal details form below, and return to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk  

Personal Details Form with DBS - Blind Veterans UK.doc

Application Form.docx

Community Support Worker - Job Description (Community 2).pdf

T&C's - Community Support Worker.pdf