Vacancy details

Care Link Officer x 2

Reference W079/22
Location Wakefield District
Hours 30
Closing Date 17 May 2022
Contact Kirsty Jewitt, Care Link Manager on 01977 788105
Notes £21,203 - £23,331 plus Shift Allowance

What you’ll be doing:

An exciting opportunity for someone to join our Care Link Response team, delivering high quality services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, helping our customers to live independently and safely in the community.

A multi-skilled, varied role, working both in the office environment and in the community, the Care Link Officers primarily respond to emergency calls such as falls, assisting customers using our specialised lifting equipment.

You will also be required to operate a computerised calls handling system, answering and triaging calls from customers. You will liaise with a range of WDH employees, Wakefield Council or other appropriate agencies to ensure an effective response to alarm calls and undertake clerical and administrative duties where necessary.

What we’re looking for:

  • a qualification at level 2 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework;
  • experience of dealing with older or vulnerable people;
  • excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • ability to work on own initiative dealing with a variety of issues, sometimes in emergency situations; and
  • IT skills with the ability to use a variety of PC applications.

Please see the Job description for further information about the role.

This post is subject to an application for a Disclosure Barring Service check with WDH. The post holder will also be required to work rotating shifts which include nights, weekends and bank holidays.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Kirsty Jewitt, Care Link Manager on 01977 788105.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays and Annual Leave Purchase Scheme;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution); and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

Our WorkSmart approach gives you the opportunity to flex where and when you work, as long it fits in with your role and needs of our business.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

About us:

Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and our wider operating area across the north of England.

Our vision is to create confident communities. This is underpinned by our mission which is to inspire, transform and promote excellence and our values - to be creative, inclusive and work with integrity.

WDH is much more than bricks and mortar. We go the extra mile to deliver excellent customer services. We innovate, create and regenerate. To find out more, visit our about us page.