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Urgent Community Response Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Urgent Community Response
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-18-60077
Site
Exeter
Town
Exeter, EX2 5DW
Salary
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
Closing
Today at 23:59

Due to the expansion of the Urgent Community Response Service, we are looking to recruit Support Workers inExeter. 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 we would love to hear from you. Urgent Community Response is a joint Health and 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 and 22:00. The service provides care across Eastern Devon communities and you will be part of the Locality team inExeterproviding a quality service promoting independence, dignity and support. This service aims to avoid the 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 and evenings at enhanced rates Previous community experience is desired but not essential as the teams will give you support and guidance you need to excel. As this is a community based position, a driving license and access to a vehicle is essential. You will join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, working with Health and Social Care Teams to respond to urgent situations, to enable people to stay in their own homes or ensure a timely discharge from Acute and Community Hospitals. You will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme including support to complete the National Care Certificate. Successful candidates will have NVQ 3 in Health and 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. As this is a community based position, a driving license is essential; access to a vehicle is also essential. Urgent Community Response Support Workers are Lone Workers within the community, although support is always available via Team Managers, the Single Point of Access and the Community Nursing teams. Prior to submitting an application please call the Urgent Community Support Managers on 01392 465681 to discuss the role. Due to the anticipated high numbers of applicants for the post we would like to conduct a pre-screening conversation with all applicants.     Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity   ***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including 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. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Bowmer helen.bowmer@nhs.net 01392 465681

If you have problems applying, contact

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

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To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

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