Reablement Support Workers

Job specification

18, 24, 30 & 36
£20,206 p.a. pro rata
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Swindon Borough Council has a unique opportunity for you to join the highly experienced, dynamic, progressive and expanding Reablement Team. We are a successful team who have been able to ensure that 80% of our service users have remained independent in their own home without any formal support. We are also part of a team who were highly commended by the Health Service Journal in June this year, for improving value in the care of frail older patients and in November 2018 part of a team highly commended for Integrated Discharge Planning and Reablement. If you are looking for a role, in which you can make a difference and gain job satisfaction, we look forward to receiving your application form.

The Reablement Support Worker role is part of an integrated Reablement Team and the wider Adult Health & Social Care multidisciplinary teams, to provide support with personal care and reablement to service users in their own homes and community through outcome focussed support. This is achieved by supporting individuals to regain, improve and maintain skills of daily living, promoting maximum independence 

The Reablement role will involve:

•    Driving in the community to numerous homes therefore; needing a full driving licence and access to a car.
•    To be available to work within a flexible shift rota of days or evenings 5 days over 7 including alternate weekends. (You may be asked at short notice to change your shifts depending on the need of the service users) 
•    To contribute and provide thorough feedback for the Multi-Disciplinary Meeting, held twice a week.
•    Working alongside other health and social care professionals, to participate in the monitoring of service users mental and physical health, support and enable them to access necessary agencies or support as required. To also contribute to the promotion of positive links with other locality community agencies/groups.
•    To encourage, reable and support very vulnerable service users where possible, to develop, regain and maintain skills to maximise independent living.  Whilst always treating them with dignity and respect.  
•    Be able to liaise with other professionals/family members and Reablement Support Workers, reporting any key concerns to respective senior staff in line with the requirements of all relevant legislation and local policies, procedures and guidance, including potential safeguarding concerns.

The successful candidate will:

•    Be highly motivated and enthusiastic about providing a first class service to the residents of Swindon.
•    Have the ability to work independently, using initiative and as part of the wider Reablement Team.
•    Need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle whilst working.
•    Have experience and knowledge of caring for vulnerable adults with a wide range of complex needs.
•    Have experience of working in the community or care home on a one-to-one basis with service users.
•    Have knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice.
•    Have understanding of Health and Safety and Manual Handling issues.
•    Have understanding of the need to keep within professional boundaries.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our
regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you will be joining
us at an exciting time on our journey. We will look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we will achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next package

•    25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
•    Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
•    Free car parking at our Wat Tyler House campus
•    Leisure discounts
•    Legal Services discounts
•    Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button above to start an application.
For further information about the role, please contact the Reablement Team on 01793 465610.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early so early applications are encouraged.

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