Blind Veterans UK – Senior Health Care Support

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Rustington, West Sussex

You’re a driven and passionate individual with the desire to work towards Health and Social Care level 3 looking for a rewarding career with a supportive organisation.

You’ll have the chance to play a pivotal part in providing a bespoke service to improve the quality of life for countless vision-impaired veterans.

You’ll receive a whole host of benefits, from an Employee Assistance Programme to a great pension scheme, all collated to ensure you can thrive at work and at home.

The Role

You’ll plan and deliver outstanding person-centred care and support to veterans at our new Centre of Wellbeing in Rustington.

You’ll provide guidance, structure, and role modelling to the Health Care Support by allocating daily tasks, mentoring, supporting and problem-solving to ensure the smooth and effective running of each shift.

You’ll undertake all personal care duties for beneficiaries, ensuring good standards of hygiene are maintained and all care needs and met, always upholding their dignity.

You’ll also administer, store, dispose of, record and order medication and support our veterans to experience high quality and safe dining experiences, arranging the delivery of meals to bedrooms where needed.

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

About You

You’ll have an NVQ in Health and Social Care at level 2 (or equivalent), with the desire to work towards Health and Social Care level 3, alongside knowledge of Health and Safety in relation to delivering care.

With a professional demeanour and tactful communication skills, you’ll be adept at creating a positive and focused working culture and act as a role model to the wider team.

You’ll also have IT knowledge ranging from electronic care systems to Microsoft Word, Outlook and Teams and the ability to maintain accurate records and write reports.

Previous experience and understanding of working with visually impaired, disabled or elderly persons is desirable.

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

The Benefits

– Salary of £29,588 per annum
– Unsociable Hours Allowance
– 28 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
– Between 6-8% pension contribution
– Death in service benefit 3 x salary
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Enhanced sick pay

The closing date for this role is 24 August 2023, however, we reserve the right to close this role early if we successfully appoint a candidate, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

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

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

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 form of Visa sponsorship.

Other organisations might call this role Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Senior Healthcare Assistant, Senior Carer, Senior Care Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Support Worker, Senior Care Assistant, or Visual Impairment Support Worker.

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