Location: Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH
Hours: 35 per week
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st August 2024
Salary: £19,838 per annum based on 35 hour week plus Inner London Weighting of £3,344 if applicable
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?
Are you passionate and eager with great people skills? You could be a Support Worker in our Health and Local Crisis Response team. You would make a real difference to someone’s life with your caring, patient, and helpful nature.
No professional experience? No problem!
You would be perfect for the role if you can make someone feel cared for and contented.
It’s not just a job, but an amazing way to give back to your community.
Based in the Emergency department of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, you will provide assistance to patients. You will undertake non-medical tasks and make a patient’s stay as relaxed as possible. This will free up the medical staff to be able to focus on their clinical role.
A day in the life of a Service Support Worker:
You will escort patients to assigned departments.
You will collect prescriptions to speed up patients’ discharge.
You will provide emotional support/pastoral care to patients and close friends and families whilst treatment is awaited.
You will ensure patients have food/drink while waiting for long hours and assisting with giving out food at meal times.
You will signpost and refer patients to other sources of assistance in the community.
To be a successful Service Support Worker:
Do you have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care?
Are you thoughtful and caring and able to relate to and help vulnerable people?
Can you be professional and deal with queries in a discreet manner?
Closing date for your application is 23.59 on Thursday 12th October 2023.
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 prospects + 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 united team.
Cycle2Work: Lease a bicycle through the scheme.
Season ticket loan: Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.
We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.
At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network.