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Community Support Worker Maternity cover job, Lancashire & Cumbria

North West
£30300 per annum (pro rata)
Date Posted:
02 Dec 2018
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Job Description
Community Support Worker Maternity cover job, Lancashire and Cumbria 

Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. We are now recruiting a Community Support Worker to cover maternity leave from the end of March 2019 for up to 12 months and join the team to support members throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.

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. 

In the Community Support Worker job in Lancashire and Cumbria you will be assessing need for advice and information, rehabilitation and training, care support and financial assistance. You will also work in conjunction with statutory and voluntary agencies to help our members (service users) maximise their independence. 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.

For the Community Support Worker maternity cover job in Lancashire and Cumbria 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.

The ideal applicant for the Community Support Worker job in Lancashire and Cumbria will have:

  • previous experience in a similar role
  • excellent organisational and communication skills
  • experience of using case management system to record interventions
  • a good understanding of how to maintain professional relationships with our members
  • effective IT skills (essential) including a good working knowledge of the MS Office suite and experience of using databases

This is a home based (with travel across Lancashire and Cumbria), full time (35 hrs/week), fixed term maternity cover position for up to 12 months with a salary of £30,300/year (pro-rata). Benefits include free life assurance, sickness benefit scheme, childcare voucher scheme and Employee Assistance Program, and a generous pension scheme. This role will be subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: noon on Monday 31 December 2018

Telephone Interviews:       w/c 7 January 2019

Interviews: Friday 18 January 2019

You can find out more about the Community Support Worker role and how to apply as well as download an application form and personal details form here and you can learn more about the organisation on their website www.blindveterans.org.uk

Please note, only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs.
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, please click on the links above (NOT the apply button below) to apply today!

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk