DMWS – Welfare Officer (Southampton)

Location: Southampton General Hospital
Contract: Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,556.00 per annum
Closing date: 03/03/2024

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 Southampton at the Southampton General Hospital. We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, compassion and the ability to handle complex cases. As part of this role, you will be supporting both veterans and serving personnel, and their families (inpatients and outpatients) at Southampton General Hospital.The main responsibilities 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.

Benefits include:

• 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.

For more information on the position please read our Welfare Officer – Hospital Based Job Description on our website.

Applications close on Sunday 3 March 2024.

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 a full UK Driving Licence. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early and feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend interviews.

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