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Wellbeing Worker

Job details
Posting date: 21 September 2021
Salary: £17,830 to £18,382 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Location: Southport, Merseyside
Company: Age UK Lancashire
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: HAS35SGH

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Summary

Location: Southport District General Hospital.
Hours: 35hrs per week
(5 x7 hr shifts including some weekends and bank holidays)

"Are you looking for a role that is varied and challenging, where you have the potential to make and improve the lives of vulnerable people”

Due to an increasing demand we are expanding our team and looking to recruit a Wellbeing Worker to support the existing team.

Our service supports hospital discharges across the West Lancashire area for anyone over 18 years old or who may have suffered a period of illness that has affected their independence. In providing this service, we are able to:

Take patients home directly from the hospital, help them settle in and make them feel safe.
Provide continued support to clients for up to six weeks to help them retain or regain their independence.
We work closely with health and social care professionals and a range of other agencies to encourage clients to access services that will improve their health and wellbeing.

The successful applicant should have:

*Experience/knowledge of working with vulnerable or older people
*An ability to provide a person centred approach, promoting independence at all times
*The ability to work well within a team.
*The ability to communicate effectively across a wide range of people
*Able to manage own workload and to use their own initiative.
*The ability to carry out assessments and keep accurate records.
*A full driving Licence, appropriate Insurance cover and a suitable car.

This is a hugely rewarding role for the right person. If you are passionate about making a difference and have empathy towards others, then we would love to hear from you. We know you will understand why we want to make sure we get the right person with the right key requirements - skills, experience, attributes and abilities to join our team, so is important that you tell us about it on your application form.

Full training will be provided.

Please note there is no personal care within this role.

The post has been funded until 31/12/2021.

Additional Benefits:
*Travel expenses will be paid for all work related journeys. The current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter.
*Bank Holidays paid at double time.
*All eligible employees will be entitled to enrol onto Age UK Lancashire NEST pension scheme.

Closing date: 10.00am Monday 30th August (Early applications welcome, with immediate start pending DBS checks & references)

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