DMWS – Welfare Officer (Northern Ireland)


Location: Belfast, Lisburn and Northern Ireland wide
Contract: Permanent, Full-time 35 hours a week
Salary: £25,556.00 per annum
Closing date: 27/10/2023

Do you want to make a real difference to lives of people in the military community and their families? Are you a confident, self-starter with family and carers welfare experience? We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team both internally and externally, is compassionate and passionate about supporting the Armed Forces Community.

DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 80 years. We are now recruiting a Welfare Officer based in Lisburn and Belfast, but capable of working across Northern Ireland, to support the military community.

Clinicians can achieve far reaching and significant improvements in physical and mental health issues, but if underlying challenges such as the basis of a mental health concern, drivers behind substance abuse, social isolation, inappropriate housing, homelessness or financial worries remain, active and concerning factors for the individual recovery can’t be fully achieved or sustained. DMWS tackles the non-clinical issues that contribute to poor physical and mental wellbeing, cause stress and anxiety as well as issues and concerns which delay a person being discharged from hospital and that cause unnecessary readmission to hospital through our proven life-changing welfare support. We operate an integrative model of provision which focuses on three key areas of support: physical health concerns, psychosocial contexts, and mental health and wellbeing.

The responsibilities of the Welfare Officer will include 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.

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

• 30 days leave plus bank holidays calculated pro-rata
• Mileage paid between locations (45p per mile)
• Enhanced sick pay
• Up to 6% matched pension contributions
• Death in service benefits
• Great training opportunities
• £25 contribution towards eye tests and a contribution of £50 towards glasses. (As long as they are only needed for DSE use and not otherwise needed on a standard prescription).
• Enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption family friendly benefits including shared parental leave
• Access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service

Applications close on 27 October 2023

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role. Please remember to click on ‘upload’ otherwise we may not receive your attachments. Applicants must hold full UK Driving Licence. Applications will be actively reviewed on receipt. DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early.

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