Carer Wellbeing Support Worker ( East Surrey Hospital)

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Hours: 37 to include some evening and weekend working

Salary: £22,249 for 37 hours

Base: East Surrey Hospital, Redhill with some local travel.

You will also provide Response Line cover on a rota basis from either our Crawley, Worthing or Littlehampton office.

Our Services
We are a successful charity provider working in the community and hospitals with a critical service contract to deliver across the county. We offer a wide range of wellbeing support options and our plans focus on using digital technology and our fundraising to do even more for carers.

Your Role
Your role will be to raise carer awareness and to identify carers early.  Providing on-site support and liaison 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.

Skills and Experience
Essential qualities include understanding the issues carers face (gained from personal or work experience) with excellent interpersonal skills along with a desire and commitment to providing a high quality service contributing towards new ways of working.

If you have the ability and willingness to learn with the drive and initiative to apply your personal or work experience to new tasks,we will support your skills and knowledge development if you are looking for a career change or return to work.

Working Pattern
Your working days will usually be Monday- Friday with two late shifts a week (11am-7pm and 10am-6pm). You will be required to work 1 day per month on the weekend  either a Saturday or Sunday and provide cover on our Response Line once a week which is a 4 hr shift.

Your work pattern will be structured and planned in advance with some flexibility in start and finish times and shift days, allowing you to plan your personal commitments.

Working for us
Employing more than 90 staff and 70 volunteers, we make a real difference to over 24,000 friend and family carers that we support across West Sussex.

You will be assured of a friendly and supportive working environment with flexible and family friendly working practices including structured, regular work patterns.

For staff who are carers themselves we offer paid carer’s leave and paid time off to attend their own support group.

Our staff are supported with regular training and support opportunities, along with access to employee assistance programmes.

As well as an attractive salary we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time), a pension scheme,free parking, paid business travel and a shopping savings platform.

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.

To Apply

Please complete the application form 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: 9am Friday 30th August

Interview date: Monday 9th September in Crawley

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application has not been progressed further on this occasion.

Job Description
Person Specification
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