Service Support Worker - Connecting Communities
Location: Belfast (requires travel within the Belfast area)
Contract type: Fixed Term until - December 2019
Hours per week: 25.5 hours per week
Salary: GBP 15,200 per annum, pro rata
Loneliness and social isolation affect people across the UK of all ages and backgrounds. Being or feeling alone can have a devastating impact on people's health and wellbeing, as well as on communities, hospitals and other public services.
We've got an opportunity...
If you love helping people in need, looking for a rewarding role or to kick start your career in Health and Social Care sector this position might be for you! We are looking for individuals who love helping people in need to join our fantastic Independent Living (IL) team in Belfast on a fixed term basis.
Whenever someone is feeling lonely and don't know where to turn for a friendly chat, or socially isolated and struggling to cope with the demands of life, YOU will be there to help.
There are small ways you can make a big difference to someone near to you, such as having a chat over a cup of tea, or helping them join a local community group.
There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone who feels alone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.
Say hello to the team...
Sometimes a little help can go a long way.
The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) are dedicated to making the lives of vulnerable people that little bit better. We're a small team dotted all over the country that shares the same goal - to help those that need it most.
This role could be for you if...
You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.
You're professional. You can to deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner
You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.
Also, you should be the following:
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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