Support Worker

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
Gravesham Community Hospital, Gravesend
£23,100 to £24,675 per annum
Salary Description:
£23,100 - £24,675
HCRG Care Group
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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Support Worker to join our new Early Supported Discharge service, working with our dynamic team at Gravesham Community Hospital. As a member of the Early Supported Discharge Team for Stroke patients and other Neurological conditions, you will play a crucial role in delivering high-quality care within the community setting. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate individual to make a real impact in the lives of patients and contribute to the ongoing development of our service.

Gravesham Community Hospital is located a short distance from St Georges Shopping Centre and is surrounded by well-known food establishments and local coffee shops making it an ideal location to be based from.

This is a full time position. The Early Supported Discharge service operates 8am - 4pm Monday - Saturday.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential in order to carry out community visits to patients in their homes and visit other bases.
Package DescriptionYou will feel valued as a Support Worker working within our Early Supported Discharge Service at HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

£23,100 - £24,675 salary with group pension 
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling 
Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location

Main Responsibilities
To actively work as a member of the Early Supportive Discharge team for Stroke patients and the Community Neurological Rehab Team to provide a high quality of care to the patient within the community.
To actively participate in patient’s individual rehabilitation / programmes of care under the guidance of an appropriate Therapy/ Nursing professional.
To provide and promote a high standard of fundamental care to patients.
To work autonomously under the guidance of the Therapist/ Nurse as well as part of a team
To provide care to patients in their own homes, group work and inpatient unit- this can include assistance with the provision of personal care tasks for patients in their own home (e.g. washing and dressing, toileting)
To work across services with the Community neuro rehab team and the inpatient ward as service demands dictate.

Further information including a full list of responsibilities and requirements can be found in the attached job description.
The Ideal CandidateThe ideal candidate will have / be:

A good standard of basic secondary education.
Experience in dealing with the general public within a health care setting.
Effective communication skill
Self-motivated, positive interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritise workload
Ability to recognise own abilities and work within sphere of competence
Flexible and adaptable
A good team player

About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We're a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and well need to close it earlier than the date we've shown here. If you're keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

To find out more about HCRG Care Group, please visit

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (CW)

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