Manpower are currently recruiting for a support worker for their client based at Lincoln Hospital. This is an ongoing temporary role working 33 hours per week, 10AM - 6PM, Monday to Friday. Pay rate is £8.53ph. To be considered for this role you must hold a full driving licence and have access to your own vehicle. The successful candidate must have an enhanced DBS check or be able to apply for one.
Duties:Provide assistance to a person returning from hospital or medical facility and those identified by local health professionals as being at risk of a further decline in health or without a support mechanism.Take/accompany service user to attend hospital appointments or other activities as required in the care/support plan using own or British Red Cross vehicle.To have the ability to provide on-going assessment of service users' needs, to develop a support plan to meet these needs and provide appropriate support to achieve positive outcomes.Recording and reporting of activities undertaken and highlighting any changes in a service user's condition and ensure that appropriate actions are taken if a service user's health deteriorates.Liaising with health, housing and other professionals to ensure that the needs of the individual are consistently met.To ensure as safe as possible a living environment for service users through carrying out risk assessments and providing information/advice whilst respecting their individual dignity, choice and rights.To carry out follow-up welfare checks and visits as required and assist service users with their activities to re-enable their daily living skills for up to the maximum support period.Carry out needs and risk assessments with service users, liaising with referrers as necessary.Provide practical and emotional support such as; mobility aids loans, transport, companionship, assistance with shopping, helping access to groups and activitiesSignpost to further support available; liaising with Community Connectors, external organisations, partners and voluntary and community sector colleaguesLink to other appropriate Red Cross services which help build resilience and independence such as volunteering, transport services, short-term wheelchair loans, first aid education, financial crisis and other national initiativesWork with colleagues to ensure that health and safety legislation and risk assessments are understood and implemented and that staff and volunteer safety is securedAdhere to policies and procedures regarding data protection and confidentialityTo undertake training as required and be prepared to travel within the Area to attend any relevant meetingsTo provide support as required to the overall British Red Cross crisis response function - e.g. support to ER colleagues during a serious flooding incidentUndertake any other relevant duties that may be required from time to timeWillingness to work flexibly around the needs of the service (evening and weekends).
Skills:Excellent interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to work as part of a team and on own initiativeAble to plan own workloadAbility to deal with queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential mannerGood telephone mannerAbility to communicate with health and social care professionalsEducated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)IT literateWillingness to work flexible hoursWillingness to undertake training as requiredAble to travel around the area as requiredFull driving licence and access to own vehicleNVQ Level 2 in Health & Social care is desirable but not essentialPrevious support work experience would be advantageous
To apply for this position please attach a copy of your CV or call Molly Green on 0115 947 0277.