Blind Veterans UK – Regional Wellbeing Support Worker


Home-based (with travel across the South West)

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 Regional Wellbeing Support Worker to join our team in the South West on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Salary of £29,645.65 per annum
– 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
– Generous pension contributions
– Interest free travel loans
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Enhanced occupational sick pay

This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity for a qualified support professional with experience working with vulnerable individuals and knowledge of rehabilitative activities to join our dedicated charity.

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

What’s more, you’ll enjoy a fantastic benefits package including great perks like 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 Wellbeing Support Worker, you will plan and deliver wellbeing, holistic and therapeutic activities to our members based throughout Devon and Dorset border.

Alongside your team, you’ll assess the needs of members and produce tailored programmes that respond to those needs, increase safety and develop their independence, enabling our members to lead the life they choose.

You’ll act as the initial point of contact for members, responding to queries and helping them to navigate what support is available while keeping in touch with us.

Additionally, you will:

– Support the delivery of rehabilitation for members
– Maintain links with local organisations
– Proactively provide practical and emotional support and information
– Ensure compliance with safeguarding and risk management policies

Please note, this role will involve visiting members in their homes, attending team meetings face to face and some overnight stays.

About You

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

– Demonstrable experience of health promotion and/or activity
– Experience of working with vulnerable people to maximise their wellbeing
– Knowledge of relevant rehabilitative activities for diverse groups
– An understanding of risk assessment process
– Knowledge of, or willingness to undertake, training relating to the field of vision impairment
– A nationally recognised qualification in a field such as health and social care, sports, exercise, recreation, IT, art or similar, and/or relevant experience

We would prefer candidates to live in or close to the Devon / Dorset border as this is where the current service requirements are. However, there will be expectations for the successful candidate to work (remotely and in person) across all of the region.

The closing date for this role is 6 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.

So, if you want to step into a rewarding role as a Wellbeing 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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