Location
Fife
Job Function
Health and Community Care
Salary Details
£21,840 per annum pro-rata for roles under 35 hours
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
30 Apr 2024

About The Role

Service Support Worker - Regulated Service
Location: Community Work, based at Queen Margaret Hospital, Fife. Travel around the Dunfermline area.
Hours: 16, 24 & 35 per week available
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £21,840 per annum pro-rata for roles under 35 hours
Driving Requirement: 
A full driving license and access to a vehicle is preferred but not mandatory
 
An Exciting Opportunity Alert! Join our Discharge to Assess team in Dunfermline!
 
Our new discharge to assess service in Dunfermline enables people, following a stay in hospital, to be supported and assessed in their own home to determine the type and frequency of any care and support they may need to live as independently as possible at home.
 
Why us? The British Red Cross, we are not just a service provider; we're life-changers! Join a team dedicated to empowering individuals to live independently in the comfort of their own homes.

Are you a dedicated and experienced Support Worker, with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of individuals? Or are you someone who is looking for a change of career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others? If so, we want you to be a part of our Discharge to Assess team in Dunfermline. Whether you have experience or not we will equip you with the skills you need to thrive. This exciting opportunity offers a chance to be part of a new service that takes an enablement approach to providing support and conducting assessments in the person’s home.

At the British Red Cross, we recognise the importance of taking a holistic approach to the assessment of a person’s needs following a stay in hospital. Our discharge to assess service carries out these assessments in the home.  Our goal is to ensure people get the right care, in the right place at the right time. By providing support and facilitating access to resources, we empower people to regain their independence and confidence, all while maintaining their dignity.

This is a Regulated Service and you will play a vital role in providing practical and emotional assistance to individuals in their own homes assessing their needs and conducting assessments to determine ongoing care needs.

Wondering about a day in the life of a Support Worker?

  • Conduct person centred assessments in the individuals home following a stay in hospital. The assessments ensure that people will receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.
  •  Work closely with people, their families, and other professionals to create care plans tailored to their needs and goals.
  • Assisting and enabling individuals with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication management, personal care and mobility support.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals, social workers, and other team members to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care.
  • Monitor and evaluate individuals progress, adjusting care plans as needed to promote optimal recovery and well-being.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of interactions, care plans, and progress.
To be a successful Support Worker, you'll need,
  • Previous experience in a healthcare or social care setting is preferred but not essential.
  •  Compassionate and empathetic nature, with a strong desire to make a positive impact on individuals’ lives.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of person-centred care principles and a commitment to upholding dignity and autonomy.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative and reliability.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
  • A full driving license and access to a vehicle is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Registration with Scottish Social Services Council is required within 6 months of commencing in this role.
If you are enthusiastic, caring, and dedicated to making a difference, we would love to hear from you. Join our supportive team and help us deliver exceptional care to those who need it most.
 
Closing date for applications is 30th April 2024.

Please note that early application is encouraged, as we’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date. 

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:

  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days.
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension.
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning.
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform.
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance.
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team.
  • Cycle2Work: Lease a bicycle through the scheme.
  • Season ticket loan: Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.

We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.

At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.

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