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Reablement worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

We are looking for a Reablement Worker to join our Short Term Support Service in Berwick and surrounding areas in North Northumberland, on a 30 hour permanent contract.

The successful candidate will be part of a team providing short-term interventions to promote people's independence.  

About us:  
Our Short Term Support Service provides reablement and rehabilitation to adults living in their own homes to help them regain their independence after an illness, hospital discharge, or to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. We also provide a bridging service for people who are waiting for a long-term package of care. The service includes reablement and therapy staff working together to promote independence in daily living tasks, including the provision of equipment and rehabilitation programmes.  

Our service is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.  

The role typically involves:

  • Visiting people in their own homes and supporting them to regain their ability to carry out a range of day-to-day tasks.  

  • You will work with people to set their personal goals and help them to achieve them. This could include helping them with personal care and meal preparation, improving their mobility within their home and helping them to get out into their community.  

  • Your focus will be on helping people to regain their ability to live their best life, and the feeling of job satisfaction is second to none. Full training and supervision are provided and there are opportunities to develop a career in care.  

The main responsibilities include promoting independence with:  

  • Personal care including showering and dressing 
  • Medication 
  • Meal preparation  
  • Improving mobility within the home
  • Shopping  
  • Laundry  
  • Support to get out and about in the community 

Some staff have moved to management positions in care and others have developed careers in allied areas such as undertaking social work qualifications or moving into commissioning and quality assurance roles. 

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to work a mixture of day/evening shifts and occasional weekends.

If this post appeals to you and you have caring qualities and would like a job that makes a difference, within a team known for its outstanding service, then apply to join us! 
For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Turner or Natasha Potter Berwick Short Term Support Service  Manager/Deputy Team Manager on 01670 629401. 

We are offering the following benefits:

  • Salaried posts with generous, competitive rates of pay with enhancements for unsociable hours and bank holidays (£24,294 - £25,979 pro rata for part time employees)  

  • Some staff have moved to management positions in care and others have developed careers in allied areas such as undertaking social work qualifications or moving into commissioning and quality assurance roles.  

  • Paid travel time and mileage in between visits 

  • Essential car user allowance  

  • Full training and supervision  

  • Uniform and all protective equipment needed 

  • Company mobile phone  

  • Free DBS check  

  • Company pension scheme  

  • Staff benefits scheme 

  • Out of Hours support 

  • Excellent ongoing training and support  

Requirements of the job: 

  • The ability to talk easily with our service users and provide advice in accurate spoken English 
  • Due to the nature of this role, it is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid UK driving licence and access to a car they can use for work purposes 
  • NVQ2 is desirable or a commitment to achieving the Care Certificate Award and undertake further training to meet the requirements of the post.  
  • Experience is not essential as a full training programme operates for successful candidates.  

For further information: 

Please find attached the job description and person specification.  

Please note the closing date for this position is 10th December at midnight.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.  

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications  

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