Carer Wellbeing Support Worker-Hospital Service
Part time, Permanent
£11,124 for 18.5 hours (£22, 249 FTE)
Based at St Richards Hospital, Chichester
You will also provide Response Line cover from one of our offices (Littlehampton, Worthing or Crawley).
Our teams offer support to adults and young adults who are unpaid family and friend Carers. The charity has been accredited as an ‘excellent’ local provider of quality support for Carer wellbeing across the spectrum of information, advice, assessment and support with teams working collaboratively and through partnerships.
Your role will be to raise carer awareness and to identify carers early. Providing on-site support and liaison across 7 days for carers of patients admitted directly to wards and via A&E in the acute hospitals and also provide some support for carers at local community hospitals.
You will work as a member of a county-wide team to achieve recognition for all carers, provide information and personal advice, support and advocacy for carers and work in partnership with local voluntary, health and social care services.
Key Skills and Experience
Essential qualities include understanding the issues carers face, excellent interpersonal skills, experience in a relevant work role and commitment to high quality service.
Your working days will usually be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with one late shift a week (until 7pm) and one weekend shift a month (Saturday or Sunday). You will be required to provide cover on our Response Line once a fortnight.
Working for us
Employing more than 90 staff and 80 volunteers, we make a real difference to the carers we support. In our 2016 staff survey, 100% of staff felt they had a real impact on people’s lives.
You will be assured of a friendly and supportive working environment, flexible and family friendly working practices and sound line management direction. Our staff are supported with regular training opportunities, supervision and access to reflective practice and employee assistance programmes. We offer a pension scheme and free parking at our work locations.
If you’d like to become part of a dedicated team and be rewarded by job satisfaction while making a real difference to your local community, we’d love to hear from you.
Please complete the application form, by clicking on the button below.
You must clearly state how you meet the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification giving examples where possible. CV’s are not invited for this vacancy and will not be taken into consideration when shortlisting.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Application closing date: Midnight Sunday 19th May
Interview date: Wednesday 29th May in Littlehampton