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SSAFA – Personal and Family Support Worker (North Region)


Up to £23,000 pro rata
22.5 hours per week
RAF Leeming, Northallerton or RAF Linton-on-Ouse, York

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two part time Personal and Family Support Workers in the Personal Support and Social Work Service North Region at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity. One role will be based at RAF Leeming, Northallerton and one will be based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, York.

About the roles

This is a great opportunity for two self motivated people to join our team and contribute to further development of the service.

Our Personal Support & Social Work Service RAF aims to provide a professional confidential and comprehensive range of Social Work and Welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK.

You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing skills and knowledge base in the Health & Social Care field whilst working closely with other SSAFA Personal and Family Support Workers, Station Commanding Officers and their Community Support staff, as well as Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies in relation to providing welfare support to all RAF personnel, their immediate family and dependents.


To carry out this role successfully you will have a recognised NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent and have solid experience of working with children and families/ adult’s services.

You will be able to manage a complex caseload including carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes. You will be IT literate and confident using MS Office and Management Information Systems.

Comprehensive verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations are also essential for this role.

You must be prepared to carry out a significant amount of driving during the course of your work and have a full driving license.

Please specify in your supporting statement which location you would like to be considered for or let us know if you would happy to be considered for either.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact  Andrea Saward 01677 457294 or  Eva Graves on 07500916697 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 8th February 2018.

Interviews: 21st/ 22nd February 2018. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to give a presentation and undertake an aptitude test as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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