Support Worker


British Red Cross
Location 

Wrexham

Employment Hours 

Part Time

Employment Type 

Bank Staff - Zero hours Contract

Salary 

£12 per hour

Job Highlights
  • Do you love helping people in need? Are you looking for a rewarding role that could kick start your career in the health and social sector?
  • We are looking for a caring and resilient person, who can think on their feet in a pressured environment to join our Independent Living team as a Service Support Worker within Wrexham Emergency Department.
  • We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.
Job Requirements/Description

Service Support Worker - Emergency Department

Location: Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Rd, Wrexham LL13 7TD

Contract type: Casual

Hours per week: Zero Hours, as and when required

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Driving: Full UK Manual Driving Licence Required. Mandatory.

Do you love helping people in need? Are you looking for a rewarding role that could kick start your career in the health and social sector?

We are looking for a caring and resilient person, who can think on their feet in a pressured environment to join our Independent Living team as a Service Support Worker within Wrexham Emergency Department .

Based in fast paced, busy and intense Emergency Department, you will provide practical and emotional support to patients. You will undertake non-medical tasks to free up the medical staff to be able to focus on their clinical role and make visitors' stay as comfortable as possible.

A day in the life of a Service Support Worker will involve:

  • Escorting patients to assigned departments
  • Collecting prescriptions to speed up their discharge
  • Providing emotional support/pastoral care while they await treatment
  • Providing emotional support to close friends and families
  • Ensuring patients have food/drink while waiting for long hours and assisting with food distribution at meal times
  • Driving patients home when discharged and making sure they are safely settled at home
  • Signposting and referring patients to other sources of support in the community

Please note that this service runs from Monday to Sunday 10am to 8pm (including bank holidays) and successful candidate will be expected to commit to up to 10-hour shifts (flexible days).

To be a successful Service Support Worker, you’ll need:

  • To know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users, dealing with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • A good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care.
  • Education to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience).
  • To be IT literate.
  • Full UK driving licence allowing you to drive a manual transmission vehicle.

Closing date for applications is 4th August 2024.

Please note that early application is encouraged, as we’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date. 

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:

  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days.
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension.
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning.
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform.
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance.
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team.
  • Cycle2Work: Lease a bicycle through the scheme.
  • Season ticket loan: Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.
British Red Cross
Location 

Wrexham

Employment Hours 

Part Time

Employment Type 

Bank Staff - Zero hours Contract

Salary 

£12 per hour

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