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Helping people stay independent

Suffolk County Council’s Home First provide short term reablement care and support to help people stay independent within their own home.

We are seeking caring individuals who are passionate about making a difference within their local communities to join Home First’s teams across Suffolk as Reablement Support Workers (RSW).

As a Reablement Support Worker you will play an important role in helping people in your local community stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible by providing short term care and support.

The aim of the support is to:

  • prevent hospital trips that are not needed

  • help people in their home after a hospital stay

  • avoid people from moving into a care home before it's needed

This is an extremely rewarding role where you can see the real impact of your work as you support customers throughout their support plan and help them regain independence.


Training and Induction

You don’t need prior experience within support work to become a reablement support worker as Home First will provide full on the job training.

This includes:

  • Two in person induction sessions

  • Shadowing a current RSW

  • Virtual and in person training.



  • Up to 28 days plus bank holidays (Increasing to 29 days from 01.04.2023)

  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave

  • Performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase

  • The opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation, with career opportunities across our services

  • A supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

  • Up to 28 days (increasing to 29 in 2023) annual leave entitlement, plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days

  • An occupational sick pay scheme

  • Learning and development opportunities, including a range of work-based apprenticeships

  • Flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day

  • A range of staff networks centred around equality groups

  • Paid mileage and travel time

  • Refer a friend bonus up to £100 (terms and conditions apply).


Where can I work?

Home first are currently recruiting Reablement Support Workers in the following locations across Suffolk:

Ipswich & surrounding:

  • Saxmundham

  • Woodbridge

  • Felixstowe

  • Eye

  • Ipswich

Bury St Edmunds & surrounding:

  • Bury Rural

  • Bury Town

  • Sudbury

  • Mildenhall

  • Newmarket

North Suffolk:

  • Waveney

  • Lowestoft North

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