Dundee, Dundee
Job description

Community Support Worker x3
Location: Dundee
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: GBP 16,360 per annum

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for Community Support Workers to join our team in Dundee who will work in partnership with service users and under the supervision of senior staff to fulfil service users agreed personal plans.

Under these plans you will enable service users to maintain or develop independence skills and maintain appropriate housing or prepare for appropriate housing in the community.

Whilst fulfilling this function, the Community Support Worker must give consideration to the health, safety and security of individuals and their environment at all times.

About the person
With excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative, candidates should have:

  • Experience of working with people who have personal care and support needs

  • A knowledge of community care resources

  • An understanding of Risk Assessment

  • Experience of participating in a multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Experience of delivering high quality services to the public

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience of finding information through the internet and other sources

  • Knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care

Closing date for application is 23.59 on, Friday the 2nd of August 2019, with interviews to follow

We offer multiple staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

  • 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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Posted on: 19 July 2019
Closed date: 02 August 2019
Job ref: REQ0000025PZ
Tags: Support Worker, Care Management