DMWS – Welfare Support Worker


Location: Glasgow
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term, 21 hours per week
Salary: £12,602.00 per annum
Closing date: 12/08/2022

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 recruiting a part-time welfare support worker on a 2 year fixed-term contract. We are seeking someone with strong people skills, who can work independently and as part of a large team, to join DMWS in NHS (GG&C) health Board area.

The position will be a joint DMWS and NHS post and will operate under an honorary contract with the NHS Board and will be line managed by the DMWS Regional Manager (RM) and Veterans support Coordinator (VSC).

Management, training, supervision, safeguarding and guidance will be provided through the DMWS RM support network and Head Office. This structure encompassing support from a professional dedicated welfare organisation and cover holiday and sickness leave as required. DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 76 years.

The post will build on the existing internal Veteran support network across the region which includes DMWS and Helping Heroes, a partnership between SSAFA and Glasgow City Council Armed Forces

You will be based in the NHS GG&C Board area as part of an integrated NHS military community welfare team with a particular focus on issues which delay recovery and cause stress and anxiety. They will work closely with clinical teams across NHS GG&C to identify veterans, make teams aware of issues and concerns and in particular will coordinate with discharge teams who have 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.

The responsibilities 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.

To apply please submit your CV & covering letter (no more than 300 words) as to why you think you’re suitable for the position. For more information on the position please see our Welfare Support Worker Job Description.

Additional benefits include:

  • 30 days leave plus bank holidays
  • Mileage paid between locations (45p per mile)
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Up to 6% matched pension contributions
  • Death in service benefits
  • Great training opportunities

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