United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
0-2 years

Job Description

Outreach Caseworker x 2 roles
Location: Greater Manchester, covering postal areas M8 5RB & M13 9WL
Contract type: Fixed term to 31st March 2025
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £28,821 per annum based on 35 hours per week

Could you help people who have complex medical / social needs? Would you love to work on an innovative NHS programme that helps support people who access health care more than expected (High Intensity Use (HIU) Programme)?

This is a person-centred service to enable people who need us to achieve their personal outcomes. This could be an enhanced quality of life, increased confidence and independence, and an improved sense of choice and control.

We are looking for 2 Outreach Caseworkers to join our team of experts across Greater Manchester and be a key part of our national network. Help us collaborate on best practices and spread the power of kindness!

What does being an Outreach Caseworker involve?

  • You’ll work in the community to help identify and address unmet social needs that may be exacerbating physical and/or mental health.
  • You’ll help people with complex presentations including mental health, substance abuse, multiple long-term conditions and adverse traumatic experiences. They’re often suspicious of formality and offers of support, and your compassionate, authentic nature will help them access the help they need.
  • You’ll help to lower stigma within the community and change mindsets and behaviours. You'll achieve this by building strong relationships with partners and stakeholders, such as A&E departments, Community Mental Health Teams, GP surgeries, housing teams etc.

What will you bring to the role of Outreach Caseworker?

  • Do you have experience in person centred support planning and dynamic risk assessment?
  • Are you able to make a difference to people’s lives, by putting in place interventions that reintegrate people into the local community? This would be done without the need to make demands on services that may not be the most appropriate to meet their needs.
  • Are youresilient and motivated? Can you demonstrate compassion, strong negotiation skills, patience and a real appetite for helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
  • Do you have strong negotiation skills and can think on your feet?

There is a need to visit some remote locations which have no access to public transport. Therefore you must have a UK driving licence and access to a vehicle which you are willing to use or be eligible for transportation via the Access to Work Scheme.

The closing date for your application is Monday 19th February 2024.

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.

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.

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