Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Community Support Worker


Home-based with regular travel covering Central and Greater London

About Us

We’re Blind Veterans UK, a charity that helps vision-impaired ex-service people from every generation rebuild their lives regardless of how or when they lost their sight. Founded in 1915, by Sir Arthur Pearson, to help the many veterans losing their sight after the First World War, we have supported those blinded in subsequent wars and military engagements, including the Second World War, and more recently, the conflicts in the Faulklands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

We’re one transformational team that believes every vision-impaired veteran should be able to lead the life they choose.

We are currently seeking a Community Support Worker to join us on a part-time, permanent basis, working 17.5 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Competitive salary
– Generous annual leave with the option to buy additional days
– Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
– Healthcare cash plan
– Access to legal services and mental health support
– Employee assistance programme
– Paid professional subscriptions and discounts
– Home working allowance
– Professional and personal development
– Enhanced pay

If you’re a qualified support professional with experience of assisting those with disabilities and a track record of completing holistic assessments, this is an amazing opportunity to join our committed charity.

You’ll have the chance to join our close-knit team of passionate and friendly individuals, all dedicated to a common mission – empowering vision-impaired ex-service people from diverse backgrounds to regain independence and live their best lives.

We value our team members as the heart of our success! Enjoy unparalleled support in your role, including fantastic perks like flexible homeworking options, exclusive discounts and a wealth of exciting career development opportunities.

Ready to be part of a community where your skills create impact, and each day is a chance to positively shape lives? Read on and apply today!

The Role

As a Community Support Worker, you will support our members in London to achieve their goals, whilst maximising their independence and wellbeing.

You’ll carry out risk assessments and identify the needs of individuals and how to meet them, responding to queries and feedback to better co-ordinate services.

Providing a member-led service, you’ll collaboratively plan and oversee the delivery of specialist interventions, wellbeing programmes, rehabilitation events and other activities, focusing on promoting our members’ independence and wellbeing.

Additionally, you will:

– Issue equipment, with support
– Support the development and work of volunteers
– Support our partnerships for joint working, member support and future programmes
– Ensure compliance with safeguarding and risk management policy

About You

To be considered as a Community Support Worker, you will need:

– Experience of working with people with disabilities to maximise their independence and wellbeing
– Experience and knowledge of completing comprehensive, holistic assessments
– The ability to use assessment tools and action plans
– The ability to identify safeguarding concerns and act in line with policies
– Strong collaborative skills
– A relevant Level 4 qualification or equivalent experience

The closing date for applications is the 29 March 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Rehabilitation Support Worker, Rehabilitation Co-ordinator, Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Outreach Worker, Wellbeing Practitioner, or Recovery Worker.

Apply here.

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