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support worker

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Main area
urgent community response team
Grade
3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-19-75013
Site
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Town
tiverton/cullompton, EX2 5DW
Salary
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
Closing
19/09/2019 23:59

Due to the expansion of the Urgent Community Service we are looking to recruit further Support Workers in the Tiverton & Cullompton area.If you are interested in a rewarding career looking after and caring for people and/or are ready to take the next step in your career working in a beautiful part of Devon then we would love to hear from you.

Urgent Community Response is a joint Health & Social care service providing support to people in their own homes in times of crisis, to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital and facilitate discharges home from hospital. Hours are fully flexible over 7 days a week between the hours of 07:30 & 22:00. The service provides care across the Mid Devon communities and you will be part of the locality team in Tiverton & Cullompton providing a quality service promoting independence, dignity & support. This support also extends to stroke patients within our locality. Our service aims to avoid admission for patients who could safely be maintained and supported at home as well as enabling people to return to their home as quickly as possible from hospital.

Hours and shifts are offered on a full or part time basis, including weekends, bank holidays and evenings at enhanced rates. Substantive, Fixed term & Secondment contract opportunites are available.

Previous community experience is desired but not essential as the teams will give you the support and guidance you need to excel. As this isa community based position, a driving licience is essential and access to your own vehicle.

You will join an enthusiastic and dynamic multi-disciplinary team, working with Community Nursing and Therapy teams to respond to urgent situations, to enable people to stay in their own homes or ensure a timely discharge from Acute & Community hospitals. You will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme including support to complete the National Care Certificate.

Successful candidates will have NVQ3 in Health & Social Care and ideally have experience of working with older people in a community setting.You will also need to be competent with IT as electronic recording is an essential part of the role. UCR support workers are lone workers within the community, although support is always available via Team Managers and the Community Nursing teams.

If you would like to discuss this role and arrange a "shadow shift" with one of our support workers then please contact Jane Burt on 07864958568.

Our vision is to provide asafe, high quality seamless service delivered with courtesy and respect.To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values which are:

Honesty, Openess & Integrity

Fairness

Inclusion & Collaboration

Respect & Dignity

*** Preference will be given to staff with "Priority" & "At Risk" status incuding NHS at risk staff throughout Devon ***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

JANE BURT jane.burt1@nh.net 07864958568

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758