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Community Reablement Assistant - Level 1 - Totton - HCC45800

Job Details:

Salary range: £18,933- £19,941 per annum
Hours per week: Full and Part time hours available
Contract type: Termporary 31st March 2021 with the potential to become permanent from April 2021
Work location: Totton Hub 1 High Street
Closing date: 15 December 2020

Applications and/or CVs will be reviewed soon after their submission. Potential applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Community Reablement Opportunity

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, patient and person-centred individual with a caring personality and attitude on a temporary basis with the potential to become permanent from April 2021 and which suit people from all backgrounds.

Maybe you’re leaving school or college and looking for an opportunity to do something valuable in the community? Perhaps you’re a parent who wants to work part-time or just someone who’s seeking a change of direction or new career path?

The Role:
When people have had a major setback in life, it’s our Community Reablement Assistants at Hampshire County Council who support them regain their independence and regain control of their life.

After a hospital admission, service users may have lost their confidence or are unable to complete daily tasks as before. Perhaps they’ve had an operation or are recovering from a fall. Whatever their age, background or circumstance, our Reablement Service is designed to help service users regain the ability, independence and confidence to do some or all the things they used in a safe and realistic way.

It’s important to be able to travel between service users, but we can support you whilst you are working towards meeting the travel requirements, there is an opportunity for a car loan once you have joined us.


The Reablement Service:
The Reablement Team provide a full an in-depth supportive induction programme along with  continuous training and development. There are opportunities for quick progression and fantastic prospects for career development. Some of our past Community Reablement Assistants have even gone on to becoming Occupational Therapists or Specialist Sensory workers.

Our Community Reablement Assistants underpin our service and we are continually seeking opportunities to enhance delivery. We are passionate about ensuring personal development for all staff and have a structured workforce development plan whereby we actively encourage and support continuing professional development, including formal qualification routes.

For further information, please click on the link The Reablement Service



What we can offer you:
In addition to your salary, you will receive excellent enhancements when working weekends (paid at time and a half), and when working Bank Holidays (paid at double-time plus time off in-lieu).

Hampshire County Council recognises the outstanding contribution our staff make, so we offer a generous benefits package including;


  • Competitive annual leave entitlement of 24 days' holiday full-time equivalent
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 45p per mile travel allowance from home to home
  • Mobile phone and uniform
  • Discounts for a whole range of local businesses 
  • Employee Support and Wellbeing

Job Purpose:

To work within the local area ‘Community Response’ Team.
To deliver a short term social care reablement service in an enabling manner to complement a reablement programme with service users as prescribed by a Team Leader, or registered professional in Adult services e.g. occupational therapist.
To promote a service user’s independence, choice and dignity. To support timely hospital discharge, hospital avoidance, crisis and or carer break down.
To upskill and work with service users families or support network to enable, maintain and continue to supply support.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To encourage service users to regaining as much independence as possible with daily living and social_living tasks identified by the service user, Team Leaders and Health professionals.
  • To encourage and assist service users, where they are able, to graduate from dependence to independence in activities such as personal care, skin integrity, mobility, nutrition, supporting management of medication and communicating with other health and social professionals.
  • To provide reassurance and encouragement to service users to enable them to manage their anxiety and regain confidence in daily living skills.
  • To use appropriate techniques when working with service users who have communication difficulties
  • To be responsible for progressing service user outcome plans within guidelines set by the Team Leader/registered professional.
  • To be responsible for accurate, clear and concise documentation and verbal communication when inputting/contributing to service users records

Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities/health & safety/e-government/sustainability

  • Maintains an awareness of corporate and departmental equalities, Health and Safety policies and procedures and applies them to the day to day job requirements.
  • To maintain service user confidentiality and observe the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Role Requirements:


  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Evidence of sound literacy and numerical skills
  • The ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised
  • Demonstrate good observation, listening and feedback skills with the ability to seek advice from other appropriate professionals
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in partnership_with other colleagues and organisations
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of social care values, choice, privacy and dignity
  • Team player
  • Personal integrity, common sense approach and non-judgemental attitude
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritise delegated workload and effective time management skills
  • Understanding of the needs of service users, particularly_in relation to reablement programmes
  • Support for relative carers
  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post and the County Roster


  • NVQ 2 in Care / Level 3 Diploma in Care

Working Conditions:

The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role:

Manual Handling

  • People/objects – daily (up to 10kg)

Job Characteristics

  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Personal care
  • Food handling

Work Environment

  • Hot environment
  • Cold environment
  • Confined spaces
  • Lone working
  • Working in a smoking atmosphere
  • Personal Protective Equipment


  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role

Biological hazards

  • Animals/Birds/Reptiles
  • Vermin Control
  • Moulds/Funghi
  • People with infections (e.g. TB)
  • Human blood or human bodily fluid (e.g. First Aid)
  • Waste

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Dawn Stone, Reablement Recruitment Co-ordinator at dawn.stone3@hants.gov.uk or telephone 07793 759049


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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