British Red Cross

Healthcare Assistant (Casual - 2 Vacancies)

British Red Cross

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant (x2 Vacancies) Location: Nottingham (requires travel within the area) Contract type: Casual Hours per week: Flexible Salary: GBP 17,137 pro rata per annum (GBP 9.41 per hour)

We have an opportunity... We are looking for an individual with a professional and ethical approach to their work to join our Community Crisis Support Service team as a Healthcare Assistant in Nottingham. If you love helping people in need and transform their lives, this great opportunity to join an ambitious and worldwide recognised charity might be for you!

As a Healthcare Assistant you will provide invaluable contribution to the Community Crisis Support Service and its users. You will assess clients' needs and develop a care plan to fit them. Your regular duties will involve providing support with personal care, medication prompts, light meal and drinks preparation and emotional support. About the team Sometimes a little help can go a long way.

The CCSS service supports three clinical commissioning groups CCG in Nottinghamshire supporting up to 100 users a month. The overall aim of the crisis response service is to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. The service offers rapid response short term social care to people who are at risk of an Emergency admission due to a combination of medical deterioration and/or an inability to cope at home. CCSS is registered with the Care Quality Commission for the delivery of personal care.

About you To be considered for this position you must have following skills and experience:

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in health and social care

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)

  • Ability to communicate with health and social care professionals

  • Ability to deal with service user queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential manner

  • Knowledge of supporting service users, who may be disabled and/or frail, cognitively impaired.

  • Good geographical knowledge of the service catchment area.

  • IT literate

  • Knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care

  • Good working experience of the delivery of social care support including personal care, feeding and medication prompting

  • Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Full driving licence holder and access to vehicle, ability to use the vehicle on a daily basis for service user visits (business insurance required)

  • Willingness to work flexible hours

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 20th of January 2020 with interviews to follow. Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 0040554 quoting reference REQ0000028EU. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: *   36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) (Pro rata) *   Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave *   Up to 6% contributory pension *   Flexible working policy

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;age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and 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.

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