Team: Reablement (Adult Social Care) - Multiple Vacancies
Family: Supporting – CBG5
Salary: £19,650 - £20,043 per annum pro rata + enhanced pay for evenings, weekends and bank holidays
Contract Type: Fixed
Hours: 25 or 30 average hours per week (based on a 4-week rota)
Base location: Watling House, Dunstable or Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: Rolling advert to the 3rd September 2022
Interview Date: Applications will be reviewed on receipt, interviews arranged as required.
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
About the role:
Our reablement service supports people to return to their homes following a stay in hospital when they might otherwise be unable to. As a Community Reablement Worker, you will work in partnership with people in their own homes to help them regain their independence in carrying out those essential day to day tasks that they may now struggle with. Your commitment will help them regain their confidence and independence following a plan tailored to their specific individual needs to help them relearn skills that have been identified as important to their quality of life.
You might be helping them get up in the morning and make their first cup of tea of the day and then later supporting them to regain cooking skills or administering their medication. You’re not doing tasks for them; you’re helping them to do things for themselves once again.
Experience and qualifications are always desirable, but for this role your personal values and attitude are most important. Helping people will come naturally to you and you will find reward in supporting people to regain their independence.
You’ll have great communication skills, be flexible in your approach and be a great companion to those you work with. A driving licence and access to your own car is essential for the role, and all mileage can be claimed at a great rate per mile.
In return, we will offer you:
- A four-week rota that you can make plans around
- A supportive and friendly management / team
- Enhanced pay rates for evenings, weekends and bank holiday
- iPad and iPhone
- Generous mileage rate
- Opportunity for support to gain professional qualifications in Health and Social Care plus Care certificate, moving & handling, medication, safeguarding, mental capacity, long-term conditions and more.
- Various routes of progression to other areas within health and social care
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
Please note that if you already work in another health and social care setting (e.g. another care home, home care provider or hospital ward) and intend to remain in that job, we will be unable to offer you a post with us at the moment. This is due to Public Health England guidance that advises care staff should not move between facilities due to the risk of transferring coronavirus.”
Due to the Pandemic CBC Reablement service has actively needed to respond to the pressures and this has resulted in the service supporting Customers on Discharge to assess model with Reablement Ethos.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Support/Care Worker Reablement Worker Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jane Cruse at Jane.Cruse@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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