DMWS – Welfare Support Worker


Location: Lothian – Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
Contract: Part-time (20 Hours per week)

Do you want to make a real difference to lives of those who served our nation 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 team and who is compassionate and passionate about supporting the Armed Forces Community and their families.

DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 76 years.

We are recruiting a part time WSW post based in Lothian at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh as part of an integrated NHS military community welfare team as an Armed Forces Orthopaedic Co-ordinator to deliver practical support to improve the orthopaedic pathway and ensure support and timely bookings take place through to rehabilitation and peer support including external organisations with a particular focus on issues which delay recovery and cause stress and anxiety.

The WSW will be active on the wards as well as in public areas and training NHS staff to raise awareness of Veterans needs and the support available for Veterans as part of a rolling programme. The WSW will work across the NHS Lothian region and in particular will coordinate with discharge hub coordinators who have with strong links to the health and social care partnerships but no dedicated knowledge of the armed forces community or the many third sector organisations available to offer additional support to veterans and their families.

Working as part of a team you will be supporting the military and their family’s both when in hospital (inpatient and outpatient) or in the community. All DMWS Welfare Officers need to be prepared to be mobile and deployable. Additionally, you should be willing to work flexibly to meet job demands.

In return, you will be working within a dynamic organisation, making a real difference and receiving great benefits, including 30 days leave (pro rata) 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.

To apply: Please click on the link below and send your C.V with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are the most suitable candidate for this position (no more than 300 words), both in PDF format. Please remember to click on ‘upload’ otherwise we may not receive your attachments. Applications will be reviewed when they are submitted.

More information on the position can be found here: Welfare Support Worker Job Description

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