Community Response Team Leader/Community Responders (Full-time and Part-time positions)
1 Year Fixed Term Contracts
Do you like to help others?
Are you calm under pressure?
Would you like to work out in the community?
Then apply to be part of our new Community Response Team today!
About Mole Valley Life
With over 35 years’ worth of experience helping to support older, vulnerable and disabled residents across East Surrey, Mole Valley Life in partnership with Surrey County Council are now developing a responder service. Operational daily between 06:00 – 22:00, Mole Valley Life’s responders will be on hand to quickly deal with non-emergency situations out in the community and escalate as appropriate.
Community Responders (Full-time and Part-time positions)
1 Year Fixed Term Contracts – Salary - £22,859-£25,404 - COMRES/01
Working across East Surrey, you will be trained to provide non-emergency assistance, as well as in-person wellbeing advice and signposting to local support services.
Responding to alerts received by our Alarm Receiving Centre in Leatherhead, you will be required to use a strengths-based approach to best support the individual. Situations you attend could range from assisting a non-injured person who may have fallen, to having a cup of tea and a chat with an individual who may be feeling lonely and isolated.
The new service will form part of Mole Valley Life and Surrey County Council Adult Social Care team’s transformational proactive and preventative pilot work to empower individuals to live safe and well at home for longer through the use of technology.
Although the positions are initially offered as a one year fixed term contract, there is scope for this to be extended, dependent on the success of the pilot.
You will be required to work a shift system that will include day shifts between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00 including weekends and bank holidays. Happy to discuss working shift patterns and potential sharing of 7 shifts in a 2-week pattern.
Able to work a variety of 8 hour shifts incorporating a 16-hour rota.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- Can work effectively under pressure
- Calm and Reassuring
- Caring and Considerate
- Commitment to equality and diversity
Click here to view our short Community Response team supporting video
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Simon Gilder on 01372 204502.
Due to the nature of the role, a full driving license will be essential for the successful candidates.
Full training including responder and first aid will be provided, no qualifications are necessary.
Closing date for applicants: Midday 26th November 2021
Interview dates: Week commencing 29th November 2021
Proposed Start date: 4 January 2022
DBS check required: Yes
How to apply
Visit our careers website and submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification.
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