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Service Support Worker - Transport & Settlement
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (requires travel within the area)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 23 (working on a 2-week rota pattern)
Salary: £16,364 pro rata (£8.99 per hour)
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 Independent Living team in Aylesbury.
Your typical activities in this role will include transporting service user to their place of residence using Red Cross wheelchair carrying vehicle within Buckinghamshire, settle them in, offer emotional support, ensure carers (if any) are reinstated and pendant alarms functioning.
In addition, some light shopping may be required and occasional light housework. Be ready to offer additional services and signpost as appropriate. As a light-touch service we do not provide personal care or support with medication.
You will be working on a 2-week rota pattern:
Week 1: (5th August commences on a week 1)
Say hello to the team...
Transport & Settlement Service sits within Independent Living directorate. We provide vulnerable people with a home from hospital transport, settlement & support service, from A&E and supporting short stay wards at Stoke Mandeville hospital.
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 and able to deal with people in a sensitive manner. You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.
Also, you should be the following:
Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
Driving Licence allowing you to drive manual transmission vehicle
Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 25th of July 2019 with interviews to follow.
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000026DW.
We offer a wide range of 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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