A unique opportunity has arisen for a Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Assessor as part of our new and exciting Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Service. You will be responsible for carrying out TEC assessments, implementing TEC as a solution and working closely with Adult Social staff, our TEC providers and the TEC Lead.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Reading is a large and very diverse town with great transport links (Rail and Bus), shopping and places to eat! We have great transport links with easy access to the M4 and M3 and easy access by train to London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond.
Reading Borough Council is transforming the way it provides care and support by integrating care technologies into practice to enhance peoples’ quality of life.
About the role
You will be based within Reading Adult Social Care. Promoting the use of TEC to give greater independence and control to disabled and older people in Reading, enabling them to continue to live in their own homes for longer.
You will deliver flexible and creative solutions to meet people’s needs in their own homes, that will increase their independence and reduce dependence on care and support.
To support individuals who use services to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence.
To ensure that people receive good quality TEC assessments, information, advice and signposting to help build resilience and achieve outcomes that are important to them.
To undertake complex TEC assessments and reviews in line with Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and where appropriate Mental Health Act 1983 (as emended 2007) duties.
To promote the ‘TEC First’ principle and deliver flexible and creative solutions to meet people’s needs that will increase their independence and reduce dependence on care and support.
You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop. You will be supported with training and supervision from the TEC Lead.
You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies and procedures.
You will need to have:
- Excellent communication skills
- GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent.
- Good working knowledge of Information Governance and Data Protection.
- Understanding or interest in Technology Enabled Care (TEC) solutions, the potential and scope of TEC and how it can creatively be integrated into various packages of care.
- Motivated and enthusiastic about helping to shape the development of the TEC service.
- Experience and understanding of Adult Social Care.
- Experience of working with professionals from other agencies.
- Ideally experience of Technology Enabled Care.
We want our TEC Service to stand out from the crowd and embrace new digital and technological solutions because we believe that technology should be better integrated into care and support packages.
You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.
Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team - champion and inspire a culture which ensures that all employees across the organisation work together to provide excellent outcomes for Reading
Drive Efficiency - create an environment in which resources are used efficiently and employees’ skills are developed and used effectively
Be Ambitious - aspire to deliver excellence and inspire and support others to reach their potential
Make a Difference to Reading - inspire a culture in which the customer is the focus and where change is welcomed as an opportunity
The role involves a combination of working from home, office working and occasional site visit.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday entitlement – starting from 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - with the option to buy additional leave
- Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities including working from home
- Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
- Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
- Cycle salary sacrifice scheme
- Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
- Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement
- 'Your Reading Passport' scheme - competitive rates for local gyms
If you have any specific questions or need further information, please contact: Carole Lee, Lead OT, on 0118 937 4712 email on firstname.lastname@example.org or Chidinma Nwahiri on 0118 973 3287 email email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday 23rd January 2022
Interview dates: TBC
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.