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Becoming an Emergency Care Support Worker

Emergency Care Support Worker

What does it mean to be an ECSW?

As an Emergency Care Support Worker (ECSW), your day will be varied and mixed. You will support clinically qualified paramedics and practitioners providing high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care to patients. This is an ideal entry level position for someone who is looking to establish a career as a Paramedic. Or you may just be looking for a challenge and a career change. Whatever your reasons, as an ECSW you will be expected to support senior clinicians to deliver excellent care.

With no two days the same, you will be responding to medical emergencies, undertaking hospital transfers, urgent hospital admissions and other allocated operational activities as required. You will be working as part of a team, responding to often very distressing and challenging situations. Therefore, you will need to be an effective communicator, be a team player and be able to deal and support people in difficult times in their lives.

What does it take to become an ECSW?

Here at SECAmb, we look for people to join the service who are caring, compassionate and good at communicating. As an ECSW, it's important to have these qualities to provide the best care to our patients.

What Qualifications do I need?

The qualifications for an ECSW are GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above), or equivalent. However, if you do not have these qualifications, we're still likely to accept applicants who have significant experience in the care or customer service sector (ideally holding an NVQ or similar in Care or Customer Service).

What Skills do I need?

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous customer care experience or evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Caring disposition, demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individuals

The qualifications for an ECSW are GCSE Maths and English (Grade C or above), or equivalent. However, if you do not have these qualifications, we're still likely to accept applicants who have significant experience in the care or customer service sector (ideally holding an NVQ or similar in Care or Customer Service).

Do I need a driving licence?

Yes, you need to have a full (manual) driving licence, valid in the UK, for at least one year with no more than three points. You should also be prepared to hold a C1 driving licence before you join the service.

How do I apply as an ECSW?

To apply as an ECSW, you need to browse our available ECSW roles on our vacancies page. You'll then be expected to fill out our online application form. Once you've completed your application form, you will be expected to hear from our recruitment team within the next four weeks.


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