Reablement Support Worker – North Northamptonshire Council – Office based.

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00021375
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week 37.5
Rate £8.91 per hour, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

About the job.

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives.  Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as an office based Reablement Support Worker.

North Northamptonshire includes Desborough, Corby, Oundle, Thrapston and others to the north of Northampton.

Ideally 6 months experience needed, but free training will be provided.  You will need to be a driver and have access to a car as you could be working out in the community.

Opus, on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, is looking to recruit temporary office based reablement  support workers.  We are looking at this being temp for 12 weeks, and then going on to a permanent role.  Working through Opus, you will offer support to the support workers out in the field, you will be going to assess customers and getting a care package put in place to enable the customer to return to independent living.

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, enthusiastic and kind, and will always enjoy going the extra mile to accommodate the needs of every individual we support.

  • Undertake an initial assessment and delivery of care and support to determine ongoing reablement needs and establish an appropriate support plan. Ensure clear, concise and accurate records are kept of all care and support provided.
  • Respond to emergency situations in the community in partnership with health services, assessing who can be supported at home and providing short term support to maintain the person’s safety.
  • Assess for, request, and install, low and mid-level equipment and order emergency repairs to maintain customers’ independence.
  • Undertake risk, manual handling, and medication assessments in order to safeguard customers and staff and to meet service standards.
  • Regularly review customers’ progress, monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of the support plan and making adjustments as necessary. Where necessary make recommendations for ongoing care or to discontinue service provision involving informal carers and other professionals as required.
  • A sensitive and tactful approach
  • A natural desire to help improve people’s lives
  • Patience, empathy and a good sense of humour
  • Reliability, dedication and a flexible approach to work
  • The ability to remain calm and focused even under pressure
  • Respect for others, a friendly personality and a real passion for helping people.
  • Free training
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates are first to hear of any vacancies we have
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’

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