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Community Support Officer job, Lancashire & Cumbria

North West
£30300 per annum
Date Posted:
02 Dec 2018
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full time
Job Description
Community Support Officer job, Lancashire and Cumbria (Community Support Worker)

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 Officer to 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 Support Workers to provide on-going assessment and support to our beneficiaries in their homes and communities. 

In the Community Support Officer 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 Officer 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 Officer job in Lancashire and Cumbria will have:

  • previous experience in a similar Support Worker 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), permanent position with a salary of £30,300/year. 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 Officer 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