DMWS – Welfare Officer


Location: Musgrove Hospital, Somerset
Salary: £24,091.00 pro-rata
Closing date: 03.01.2022

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of the military community? Are you a confident, self-starter with welfare experience? We are looking for someone with strong people skills, who can work independently and as part of a large team, to join DMWS in Somerset.

We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, compassion, the ability to handle complex cases. We currently have two part-time positions available: one working 4-days per week and another working 3- days per week. Please highlight which position you are applying for in your cover letter.

As part of this role, you will be supporting patients (both inpatient and outpatient) along with providing support to families at Musgrove Hospital, Somerset with regular travel to Yeovil Hospital. The responsibilities will be the welfare and effective management of referrals as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Attending multi-disciplinary meetings and carrying out joint, and lone visits to patients, and liaising with other agencies within the hospital and community to ensure the best outcome for patients and families. You will be required to correctly assess the welfare needs of service users with unfaltering professionalism and sensitivity. You will need to be able to provide a rapid, solution-driven personal response to support in times of need, or in crisis situations.

Additional benefits include: 30 days leave plus bank holidays, enhanced sick pay, up to 6% matched pension contributions, death in service benefits, access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service and great training opportunities.

For more information on the position please read our Welfare Officer Job Description

The application process closes at 5.00pm on Monday 3 January 2022, with interviews to be held virtually later in the month. DMWS reserve the right to close this application process early.

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