The post-holder will work with patients to plan the support they need to be discharged home; to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to respond to the needs of people returning home from hospital; and to raise awareness of the wide range of assets available in the VCSE sector that enable people to self–care or provide short-term support.
The Home First Support Worker will use a person-centred approach to support individuals preparing for discharge or recently discharged from Salford Royal Hospital who have been identified as needing additional support within their home and community. The post-holder will work with individuals and families as part of a Home First Community Hub multi-disciplinary team, as well as within the Salford CVS team.
The Home First Support Worker will build strong working relationships across the Home First multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and raise awareness of the wide range of activities and services available in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) within the Home First Hub as well as the wider Salford Royal Hospital staff team. The post-holder will work pro-actively in partnership with a range of statutory and VCSE colleagues in the Home First MDT to ensure that the needs of individual patients are addressed wherever possible.
The Home First Support Worker will also work with the wider CVS team to map current community provision of activities or services (Age UK Salford, Helping Hands, and the Carers Service, for example) offering support for people to return home and become re-engaged within their community. They will also support a range of VCSE groups / organisations to develop services and activities that meet the needs of individuals.
The Home First Support Worker will be aligned to Salford’s flagship Wellbeing Matters programme, a partnership between Salford CVS and Salford Third Sector Consortium, and draw on existing knowledge from within the Community Connector and Development staff teams from the programme, working closely with that wider team at all times.
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