Community Support Worker

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time, Trainee

Salary £25000 - 30000

Updated 14 hours ago

Reference 1370294

 Job Description

Blind Veterans UK are currently looking to recruit for a Community Support Worker to join their team.

Community Support Worker
Northern Ireland (Home based)
£28,704 per annum pro rata
21 hours per week


Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

The number of veterans we help is increasing rapidly as we implement our overall strategy to embed a national footprint and take our exceptional services to the beneficiary. To enable us to deliver these services, we are expanding our community teams and are looking for skilled and experienced individuals to provide on-going assessment and support to our beneficiaries in their homes and communities.

The role of Community Support Worker includes assessing need for advice and information, rehabilitation and training, care support and financial assistance. Our aim is to work in conjunction with statutory and voluntary agencies to help our members (service users) maximise their independence.

We are looking for committed and resourceful individuals who will follow a rigorous case management process and adhere to safeguarding and risk management procedures, keeping a positive attitude and demonstrating a collaborative, resourceful and confidential approach.

This role will also involve creating and maintaining community events and opportunities for rehabilitation. It is an autonomous role but you will be an integral member of a wider team.

The ideal applicant will have excellent organisational and communication skills, experience of using case management system to record interventions and have a good understanding of how to maintain professional relationships with our members. Effective IT skills are essential including a good working knowledge of the MS Office suite and experience of using databases.

This post is subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service

Benefits include free life assurance and a generous pension scheme.

Closing Date: 16 November 2018

Initial Stage Telephone Interviews: w/c 18 and 25 November 2018

Recruitment & Selection: w/c 3 December 2018