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Location: Southport District General Hospital.

Salary: £17830.54 per annum  rising to £18,382 after successful completion of a probationary period. 

Hours: 35hrs per week (5 x7 hr shifts  including weekends and bank holidays)

Reference: HAS35SGH    

Age UK Lancashire is the leading provider for Hospital Aftercare Services across Lancashire, providing support to anyone over the age of 18yrs following a long period of illness or a hospital stay. 

Nobody wants to stay in hospital for longer than they need to and the current pressure on the NHS to discharge patients as soon as they are medically fit is considerable.

Age UK Lancashire can provide essential support to patients who have discharged from hospital.

In providing this service, we are able to:

  • Take patients home directly from the hospital and settle them back at home.

  • Provide continued support for up to 6 weeks, supporting older people to remain independent.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a  Hospital Aftercare Service Wellbeing Worker who will  be based at Southport General Hospital. They will work across the community to support patients across West Lancashire and the surrounding districts, by taking them home following their discharge from hospital, ensuring they are safely settled back in their homes and to provide extended support where required.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience/knowledge of working with vulnerable or older people

  • An ability to provide a person-centred approach, promoting independence at all times

  • The ability to work well within a team and  to use their own initiative

  • The ability to communicate effectively across a wide range of people

  • Able to manage a busy workload, keeping accurate records and assessments

  • A Full Driving Licence, appropriate Insurance cover and a suitable car.

This is a hugely rewarding role for the right person. The successful applicant will be working as a part of a team that provides invaluable support to vulnerable or older people in the community after being discharged from hospital.

 Please note there is no personal care within this role.

  • Travel expenses will be paid for all work related journeys. The current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter.
  • Bank Holidays paid at double time.
  • All eligible employees will be entitled to enrol onto Age UK Lancashire NEST pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am Monday 7th June 2021

More information and a job pack including our application form, can be downloaded below

Equality & Diversity-Age UK Lancashire are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Please complete the attached form to allow us to monitor our applicant and staff diversity.

Equality & Diversity Form