Health Care Support

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Closing date: Thursday 24 August 2023
Location: Rustington, West Sussex
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,639.53 per annum
Contract: Permanent

Health Care Support
Rustington, West Sussex

You will be an empathetic and dedicated individual with an NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2, ready for an incredible opportunity to make a real difference to blind veterans at our brand new Rustington centre.

You’ll have the chance to promote opportunities for our veterans to lead fulfilled and purposeful lives, helping them away from isolation and towards fulfilment. Your compassion and experience will be an integral part of what will make our new Centre of Wellbeing work, ensuring we can continue to help thousands of vision-impaired veterans.

The Role

You will support the Wellbeing team to plan and deliver outstanding person-centred care and support to beneficiaries at our Rustington centre.

You’ll undertake all personal care duties for beneficiaries, ensuring excellent standards of hygiene are consistently maintained and all care needs are met, always upholding their dignity.

You’ll also administer, store, dispose of, record and order medication for our veterans and support them to experience high quality and safe dining experiences, arranging the delivery of meals to bedrooms where needed.

You’ll complete documentation to an accurate and high standard relating to care needs such as risk assessments, observations, care plans and handover notes.

About You

You’ll have an NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2 (or equivalent or the willingness to work towards this) alongside working knowledge of Health and Safety in relation to delivering care.

With a professional demeanour and tactful communication skills, you’ll be adept at creating a positive and focused working culture.

You’ll also have IT knowledge ranging from electronic care systems to Microsoft Word, Outlook and Teams as well as the ability to maintain accurate records and write reports.

This is a shift-based role covering 37.5 hours per week, and includes evenings, weekends and rotational night duty. Weekly shifts are made up of 2 long days of 7.30am – 8.30pm plus either 2 early shifts of 7.30am – 2.15pm or 2 late shifts of 1.15pm – 8.30pm. Colleagues will be expected to work 1 rotation of nights per year, this shift is 4 weeks of 8.15pm – 7.45am.

The Benefits

– Salary of £23,639.53 per annum

– Unsociable Hours Allowance
– 28 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
– Between 6-8% pension contribution
– Death in service benefit 3 x salary
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Enhanced sick pay

The closing date for this role is 24th August 2023, however, we reserve the right to close this role early if we successfully appoint a candidate, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.

We embrace diversity and welcome applicants from people with a disability and from all backgrounds and cultures.

We are only able to accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. We are unable to provide any form of Visa sponsorship.

Other organisations might call this role Health Care Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Support Worker, Care Worker, Support Worker, Care Assistant, or Visual Impairment Support Worker.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Blind Veterans website:

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