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DMWS – Welfare Officer (West Yorkshire)

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term
Salary: £24,091 per year
Closing date: 27.01.2022

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of veterans? 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 Yorkshire.

We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, compassion, the ability to handle complex cases. As part of this role, you will be supporting veterans and veteran-patients (both inpatient and outpatient at local hospitals) along with providing support to families throughout the county of Yorkshire. The ideal candidate will need to prepared to travel when required.

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
  • Great training opportunities

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

The application process closes at 5pm on Thursday 27 January 2022, with interviews to be held virtually later in February. DMWS reserve the right to close this application process early.

Contract length: 12 months

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £24,091.00 per year

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