Team: Reablement (Adult Social Care)
Family: Supporting – CBG5
Salary: £18,795 to £19,171 per annum pro rata - Average hourly rate £9.74 - plus enhancements for evening, weekend and bank holiday working
Hours: 25 or 30 average hours per week (based on a 4-week rota)
Base location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: Rolling advert to the end of June 2020 - applications will be reviewed on receipt
More about the role:
Our reablement service supports people to return to their homes following a stay in hospital when they might otherwise be unable to. As a Community Reablement Worker, you will work in partnership with people in their own homes to help them regain their independence in carrying out those essential day to day tasks that they may now struggle with. Your commitment will help them regain their confidence and independence following a plan tailored to their specific individual needs to help them relearn skills that have been identified as important to their quality of life.
You might be helping them get up in the morning and make their first cup of tea of the day and then later supporting them to regain cooking skills or administering their medication. You’re not doing tasks for them, you’re helping them to do things for themselves once again.
Experience and qualifications are always desirable, but for this role your personal values and attitude are most important. Helping people will come naturally to you and you will find reward in supporting people to regain their independence.
You’ll have great communication skills, be flexible in your approach and be a great companion to those you work with. A driving licence and access to your own car is essential for the role, and all mileage can be claimed at a great rate per mile.
In return, we will offer you:
- A four-week rota that you can make plans around
- Enhanced pay rates for evenings, weekends and bank holidays
- iPad and iPhone
- Generous mileage rate
- Local government pension scheme
- Opportunity for support to gain professional qualifications in Health and Social Care plus care certificate, moving & handling, medication, safeguarding, mental capacity, long-term conditions and more.
- Quality management/team support
- Various routes of progression to other areas within health and social care
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Community Reablement Worker Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Maria Self at Maria.Self@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx