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Service Support Worker


eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal 8 April


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  • Service Support Worker - General x9 positions Contract Type: Permanent Hours per week: Full-time 35hrs per week. Shift patterns: 7am to 2pm or 4pm to 10pm. Service Operates Monday to Sunday; 7am to 10pm. Location: Durban (requires travel within the area) We've got an opportunity... 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 passionate and enthusiastic person with great people skills to join our Independent Living team. We put the people that need us at the heart of what we do. As a Service Support Worker, you will provide the support and care which can make a vital difference to the quality of people's lives, allowing them to continue living at home in comfort. You will provide reactive, focused and flexible support to adults either following a hospital stay to enable early discharge when clinical needs have been met or to those living in the community to prevent hospital admission. You will assist the Independent Living Service Coordinator by undertaking duties required to meet the service users' needs in order to re-enable service users to remain in their own home and prevent hospital re-admission. You will respond to referrals from Clinicians and Community Health Professionals and will be required to have the ability to assess service users' needs, complete and follow a support plan for the individual. In addition, you will be providing practical and emotional support in the service user's own home and signposting to other services where appropriate to enable the individual to live independently in their own home. Not only will your role allow people to enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives, but a career within Independent Living can be both rewarding and satisfying, providing extensive progression opportunities and allowing you to build meaningful relationships with both colleagues and service users.Say hello to the team... The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR)supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.This role could be for you if... You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users. You're professional. You can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you. Also, you should be the following: Educated to Standard Grade/GCSE level (or equivalent by experience) IT literate Full driving licence holder preferred but not essential. Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave Up to 6% contributory pension Flexible working policy A little bit more about us...; 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. 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.

  • Number of vacancies: 100
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 10 /N2
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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  • Service Support Worker

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  • Province

    eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

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