Care Delivery
17,137 (pro rata)
29 Oct 2020

About The Role

Healthcare Assistant (Community based)
Location: Greater Nottingham (requires travel within the area)
Fixed Term Contract until 31st of March 2021
30 Hours per week (Monday – Sunday, 6 hours per day, over 5 days)
Salary: GBP 17,137 pro rata (GBP 9.41 per hour) (GPB 14,689 for 30 hrs per week)

About the role

We are looking for an individual with a professional and ethical approach to their work to join our Independent Living (IL) team as a Healthcare Assistant in Nottingham. If you love helping people in need and transform their lives, this great opportunity to join ambitious and worldwide recognised charity might be for you!

As a Healthcare Assistant you will provide invaluable contribution to the Community Crisis Support Service and its users. You will provide short term crisis support to people in their homes, helping to keep them out of hospital. You will assess clients' needs and develop a care plan to fit them. Your duties will involve providing support with personal care, medication prompts, end of life care, light meal and drinks preparation and emotional support.
This vacancy is for 30 hours over 7 days, Monday to Sunday, 6 hours per day. The shift patterns are 7.30am to 2pm daily and shifts are on a 4-week rolling rota working 2 weekends out of 4.
You will receive your annual planned rota in advance.

About the team

Sometimes a little help can go a long way.

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) are dedicated to making lives of vulnerable people a little bit better. We're a small team dotted all over the country that shares the same goal - to help those that need it most.
From picking up groceries to helping out around the house, we're there to make a difference. There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.  

About the person
To be considered for this position you must have following skills and experience:
NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in health and social care
Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)
Ability to communicate with health and social care professionals
Ability to deal with service user queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential manner
Knowledge of supporting service users, who may be disabled and/or frail, cognitively impaired.
Good geographical knowledge of the service catchment area.
IT literate
Knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
Good working experience of the delivery of social care support including personal care, feeding and medication prompting
Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment
Full driving licence holder and access to vehicle, ability to use the vehicle on a daily basis for service user visits
Willingness to work flexible hours

Closing date for application is 23.59 on Thursday the 29th of October 2020 with interviews to follow soon after.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference #1110.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
*   36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) pro rata
*   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 race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in 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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Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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