Reablement Officer x 2 - R0000489
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£20,344 - £21,166 pro rata (plus shift enhancements)
Hours per week:
26 hours per week
Social Care - Adult Service
Department: Prevention Access and Provider Services
Service Area: Adult Social Care and Health Integration
Salary: £20,344 - £21,166 pro rata (plus shift enhancements)
Hours: 26 hours per week
To include evening, weekend and bank holiday working.
Contractual Status: Permanent
Applicants will no longer be able to use their North East Jobs account to apply. If you are internal to Middlesbrough Council, you will be required to use your Staff Portal credentials to log in. Alternatively, if you are an external applicant, you will need to register as a ‘new user’, and use the log on credentials created for any future applications.
Have you worked in care but fancy a change?
Are you looking for a new challenge?
Then working as a community based Reablement Officer might be for you! It’s an exciting time to join our team as the Reablement Service is growing from strength to strength. Our team is supportive, creative and hard working. We are looking for people with the same commitment we have to promote our customers independence. The sense of satisfaction cannot be measured.
You must be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to working arrangements and have an understanding of working in the community and in an individual’s own home. You will follow a set rota that rotates every four weeks. There are two shifts within the pattern – from 7am till 2pm and 3pm until 10pm. Your shifts will be a mixture of each of these shifts and will include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays as the rota dictates.
You must have a genuine interest in promoting independence and supporting an individual to regain their confidence and skills. This may be after a period of rehabilitation in a residential setting or on returning home from hospital. We also receive community referrals for customers who may be struggling to manage at home.
You must have a full clean driving licence as the post requires travelling within Middlesbrough. Reablement Officers have access to lease vehicles during their shift. Use of own car is not necessary however, you must be able to travel to and from the base. The lease cars are manual.
The main areas of responsibilities of the post include:
Under the guidance of qualified therapists to provide individual activities as part of the assessment and treatment programmes for the individual.
To take responsibility for the administration of medication and the necessary recording that takes place.
To undertake risk assessments where required.
Working without direct supervision and be responsible for individual progress and reporting back to the lead person on individual’s performance, behaviours, strengths, needs, concerns and suggested progressions.
To liaise with other professionals, e.g. GP’s, consultants, district nurses, social workers, care agencies and other allied health professionals when the need arises.
It is not normally expected for you to work split shifts.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Michelle Coughtrie, Reablement Manager or Philippa Young, Performance Coordinator on telephone 01642 513120.
The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
For further details and to apply online please visit www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/jobs.
Closing date: Thursday 26th September 2019 by 12 midnight.