Location: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term
Salary: £24,091.00 + £2,000 London weighting
Closing date: 04/02/2022
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of the military community? Are you a confident, self-starter with welfare experience? We are looking for someone with strong people skills, who can work independently and as part of a large team, to join DMWS in Central London.
DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 76 years. We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, compassion, the ability to handle complex cases.
As part of this role, you will be supporting patients (both inpatient and outpatient) along with providing support to families at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. The responsibilities will be the welfare and effective management of referrals as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Attending multi-disciplinary meetings and carrying out joint, and lone visits to patients, and liaising with other agencies within the hospital and community to ensure the best outcome for patients and families. You will be required to correctly assess the welfare needs of service users with unfaltering professionalism and sensitivity. You will need to be able to provide a rapid, solution-driven personal response to support in times of need, or in crisis situations.
As part of this role you will be required to give high quality emotional and practical support to relatives of seriously ill patients and to those who are bereaved. You will also need to be able to recognise safeguarding issues quickly and immediately report any concerns regarding children or vulnerable adults to the appropriate agencies.
Additional benefits include:
- £2,000 London weighting per year
- 30 days leave plus bank holidays
- Enhanced sick pay
- Up to 6% matched pension contributions
- Death in service benefits x3 annual salary
- Access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service
- Great training opportunities
Please submit alongside your CV a short (300 words) covering letter explaining why you will be the ideal candidate for the position.
The application process closes at 5.00pm on Friday 4th of February 2022, with interviews to be held virtually later in the month. DMWS reserve the right to close this application process early.
For more information on the position please read our Welfare Officer Job Description