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Community Reablement Assistant - HCC10932

Job Details:

Salary Range: £18,426 - £19,407 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours per week: Full time and part time hours available

Contract type: Permanent

Work Location: Countywide

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

Giving people back the lives they deserve….

When people have had a major setback in life, it’s our Community Reablement Assistants who support them regain their independence and take back control of their life.

 

After a hospital admission, service users may have lost their confidence or are unable to complete daily tasks which they could before. Perhaps they’ve had an operation or are recovering from a fall. Whatever their age, background or circumstance, you can provide them with Reablement and motivation they need to restore real quality of life.

 

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, patient and person-centred people with a caring attitude, looking for a rewarding career that will suit people from all backgrounds.

 

We provide a full induction programme and 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.

 

Maybe you’re leaving school 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? This is a role which attracts a diverse range of people, united by a common aim: to provide first-class support when people need it most.

 

It’s essential that you’re literate, numerate and have good communication skills. We also look for people who can use their own initiative and work without supervision.

 

As you can imagine, 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.

 

Other benefits we can offer include:

  • 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).
  • 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


    To discuss the opportunity in more detail, simply call 01590 625052 and ask for Dawn Stone. Alternatively, email your CV to us at reablement.recruitment@hants.gov.uk
 

Values Based Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

  • Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
  • Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
  • Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
  • Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Locations:

Our teams cover the following areas within Hampshire, as well as surrounding areas within the Hampshire border:

 

North - Basingstoke, Alton, Aldershot

South East - Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Petersfield

West - New Forest, Totton, Southern Parishes, New Forest, Test Valley South

Mid Hants - Winchester, Bishops Waltham, Test Valley North

Contact details for an informal discussion:

North Reablement team - 01256 362008

South East Reablement team - 02392 316863

West Reablement team - 01962 877550

Mid Hants - 01962 846973

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 support relative carers on a daily basis.

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:

Essential:

  • 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 advise 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

Desirable:

  • 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

Transport

  • 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.

GDPR Statement:

For information on how we use and store your data please Click here

By submitting your CV you are giving consent for Hampshire County Council to store your data in accordance with data protection legislation.

 

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.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 


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