Community Support Worker

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.

Salary
£30,300
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Lancashire
Closing Date
Closing date is midday on 7 June 2019

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915, we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

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 travel across Lancashire and some travel across Cumbria

Closing date: Friday 7 June 2019 at midday

Telephone interviews: Friday 14 June 2019

Recruitment and Selection Day: Wednesday 19 June in Penrith

If you think you have what it takes to be part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, please look at the full Job Description and complete an Application Form and Personal Details Form, which can be downloaded below, and send them to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk. Please note only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs.
If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Application Form

Personal Details Form - DBS

Community Support Worker (Community 2) Job Description