Blind Veterans UK – Community Support Worker

Home-based with regular travel covering the South East

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 full-time basis for a 12 month fixed-term contract to cover a period of maternity, working 35 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 exceptional opportunity to step into a rewarding role with 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 lives to the fullest.

So, if you want to be part of a vibrant community where your skills translate into tangible impact and every day is a chance to transform lives for the better, apply today!

The Role

As a Community Support Worker, you will support our members across the South-East to achieve their goals, whilst maximising their independence and wellbeing.

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.

You’ll carry out risk assessments and identify the needs of individuals and how to meet them, responding to queries and feedback and contributing to the triage process.

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
– Experience of delivering remote and face-to-face services
– The ability to build positive and effective professional relationships
– The ability to identify safeguarding concerns and act in line with policies
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Strong collaboration skills
– Good IT skills, including MS Office
– A relevant Level 4 qualification or equivalent experience

The closing date for this role is the 23 May 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.

Webrecruit and Blind Veterans UK are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want to step into a rewarding role as a Community Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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