Blackpool | Ref: S317 | 30 hours per week
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team in Blackpool.
Working closely with the hospital and community multi-disciplinary teams you will provide emotional and practical support to stroke survivors, their families and carers, as well as running communication support sessions for stroke survivors with a communication disability.
Reporting to the Stroke Association Support Manager, the Stroke Association Support Coordinator will provide support and information to stroke survivors and their families both on the ward and at home. By assessing the needs of each stroke survivor and their family you will aim to reduce the risk of further strokes by supporting people to make lifestyle changes based on their identified risk factors, along with helping them to set personal goals and work towards them.
The service operates within Blackpool with referrals being received from Blackpool Victoria Hospital, families and other healthcare professionals.
Applicants are likely to have a background in the caring profession, preferably with knowledge of stroke. You must have all round flexible skills in listening, communication, organisation, IT and resourcefulness. The role will require you to have your own car and a current driving licence.
This is a fixed term position until 31 March 2018. Our services are contracted, we currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2018.
Email the completed application form to email@example.com by the closing date 26 November 2017. Interview date 6 December 2017.
The Stroke Association is an equal opportunities employer, to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities please complete the equal opportunities form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org which is managed by our HR team. Do not send it with your application or send your application to this email address.
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In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.
We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.
There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Almost two thirds have a disability and one third rely on others for help, making stroke one of the biggest causes of disability.
We are continually working to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families who deserve the very best treatment and care. We deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 60,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. We also fund research to find better treatments, campaign for better stroke care and help people understand how to spot and prevent stroke. This work is made possible by more than 4,000 talented volunteers and staff, our fantastic supporters and our strong relationships with the stroke clinical and research community.
We work with integrity, demonstrating our values as one combined passionate, innovative, respectful and professional team.
Together we can conquer stroke.