Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK – Healthcare Assistant


Rustington, West Sussex

Most of us grow up with 5 senses and can’t imagine what it’s like to lose any one of those.

For some ex-service people, this is their reality. Suddenly their whole way of life is changed, even walking to the shops becomes a huge task.

Fortunately, Blind Veterans are here to help rebuild their lives. But they can’t do it alone.

This is where you come in.

You’ll support the Wellbeing team to plan and deliver person-centered care and support to the blind veterans. You’ll support the veterans with their personal care needs, ensuring high standards of hygiene whilst always upholding their dignity.

You’ll also organise medication for our veterans and support them in experiencing high-quality and safe dining experiences, sometimes arranging the delivery of meals to bedrooms.

You’ll complete documentation to an accurate and high standard relating to care needs such as risk assessments, observations, care plans and handover notes.

You’ll need an NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2 (or equivalent or the willingness to work towards this) alongside working knowledge of Health and Safety in relation to delivering care.

You’ll also need some basic IT skills and an empathetic manner with both your colleagues and the veterans.

This is a shift-based role covering 37.5 hours per week and includes evenings, weekends and rotational night duty.

Weekly shifts are made up of 2 long days of 7.30am – 8.30pm plus either 2 early shifts of 7.30am – 2.15pm or 2 late shifts of 1.15pm – 8.30pm. Colleagues will be expected to work 1 rotation of nights per year, this shift is 4 weeks of 8.15pm – 7.45am

We offer:

– Salary of £23,875.93 per annum
– 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

Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex-service people of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. We help blind ex-service people lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.

We are only able to accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. We are unable to provide any type of Visa sponsorship.

We embrace diversity and welcome applicants from people with a disability and from all backgrounds and cultures.

The current closing date is 27 February 2024; however, we are currently interviewing for this role and may close applications early if we successfully appoint candidates.

Apply here.

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