- Urgent Community Response
- Full time: 37.5 hours over 7 days
- £18,813 - £20,795 per annum pro rata
- 25/02/2020 23:59
The Urgent Community Response Service in Exeter is looking to recruit Support Workers. 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.
The service provides care over 7 days a week 365 days a year, with shift patterns covering the hours from 0730hrs until 2200hrs. The service provides care across Exeter and outlying areas and you will be part of a team providing a quality service promoting independence, dignity and support. This service aims to avoid unplanned hospital admission for people 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. This will include 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. 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 which will include support to complete the National Care Certificate.
Successful candidates will have a Level 3 Diploma / NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent 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 as is access to a vehicle.
Urgent Community Response Support Workers are lone workers within the community, although support is always available.
Prior to submitting an application please call the Urgent Community Support Managers on 01392 465683 or 465629 if you wish to discuss the role.
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.
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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If you have problems applying, contact
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
- 01392 403936 or 403758