Community Support Worker

The British Red Cross Society

Community Support Worker


The British Red Cross Society, Inverness

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 27 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 7095a12d528449c9a9c2bbf043971993

Full Job Description

Driving Requirement : Full UK Manual Driving Licence desirable but not essential Registration Requirement : Successful candidate is required to register with the Scottish Social Service Council

Do you love helping people in need? Are you looking for a rewarding role that could kick start your career in the health and social sector?

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person with great people skills to join our Health and Local Crisis Response service as a Service Support Worker.

If you have a caring, patient, and helpful nature you could make a tangible difference to someone's life. No professional experience?

No problem. If you can make someone feel cared for and comfortable then you'd be a perfect fit for us.

Our service support workers are a friendly face to someone who may be struggling to do things for themselves due to age, illness, or vulnerability.

You'll allow people to enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives. Not only will a career within Independent Living be rewarding, it can also providing extensive progression opportunities and allow you to build meaningful relationships with both colleagues and service users.

It's not just a job, but an amazing way to give back to your community.

A day in the life of a Service Support Worker will involve :

  • Providing practical and emotional support (telephone calls, welfare checks, shopping etc) and guidance to service users

  • Providing reactive, focused, and flexible support to adults following a hospital stay to enable early discharge.

  • Responding to referrals from Clinicians and Community Health Professionals

  • Assess service users' needs, complete and follow a support plan for the individual.

  • Supporting service users in the weeks after hospital discharge or to prevent readmission.

  • Taking someone to a hospital appointment that they otherwise couldn't get to or be picking up prescriptions and shopping.

    Have a full UK manual driving licence, desirable but not essential.

  • Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care.

  • Be able to make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.

  • Be professional. You can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner.

  • Love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.

  • Successful candidate will be required to register with the Scottish Social Service Council.

    In return for your dedication and expertise, you'll get :

  • Holidays : days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy extra days.

  • Pension scheme : Up to % contributory pension.

  • Flexible working : We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.

  • Learning & Development : Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning.

  • Discounts : Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform.

  • Wellbeing Assistance : Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance.

  • Team Working : Champion our mission in a collaborative team.

  • CycleWork : Lease a bicycle through the scheme .

  • Season ticket loan : Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.

  • We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.

    At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers.

    We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.

    Connecting human kindness with human crisis