Reablement Team Supervisor – North Northamptonshire Council

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00021377
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37.5
Rate £9.35 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 people return home to live their lives as they can by joining the reablement team as a supervisor.

Ideally 6 months experience needed, but free training will be provided.

Opus, on behalf of North Northampton Council, is looking to recruit temporary supervisors for the reablement team.  Working through Opus, you will offer support to our reablement team out in the field and in the office.  You will Promote the reablement and independence of frail older people and people with disabilities through the provision of quality care and support.

Provide care and support that empowers people to make decisions and retain maximum choice and control over their lives.

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.

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

  • Respond to referrals and undertake social care assessments with customers, advising where necessary on the person’s eligibility for services and putting in place ongoing support plans to meet assessed needs.
  • Act as a key worker for an identified group of customers ensuring support arrangements are regularly reviewed liaising with health, housing and social care professionals to ensure their support is effectively coordinated.
  • Assist the registered manager in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff to ensure appropriate competent staff for service.
  • Supervise and appraise a team of staff, identifying training requirements and continued professional development to enable staff to operate more effectively within standards and guidelines.
  • Work flexible hours to include covering early mornings, late evenings, weekends and nights 365 days a year to provide appropriate day to day supervision, ensuring the smooth running of the service. Prioritise and direct the workload of team members accordingly, ensuring any issues are dealt with as they arise and the health safety and welfare of customers and employees are responded to in line with agreed policies and procedure
  • Maintain accurate customer records and service records using company information systems to enable the monitoring of service delivery against service requirements in line with departmental policy and procedure.
  • 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.
  • You must be a driver and have access to a car for this role as you will be working out in the community.
  • 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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