Recovery Assistant (34.25 hours)

Job Summary
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25/10/2020 12:00
£18,233.96 per annum
Car allowance
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Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Redcar and Cleveland Area
Closing date:
25 Oct
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life and prosperity. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Recovery and Independence Team. The service has changed its structure and is currently expanding and has introduced a career progression scheme.

The Team provides a short term (for up to six weeks) reablement service to people in their own homes which enables people to regain as much independence as possible in skills for daily living ( personal care, meal prep, medication, mobility, use of equipment, accessing the community etc).

The team also provide a rapid response service to vulnerable Adults in crisis.
This is a Short Term Care at Home service (up to seven days) to support hospital discharge and prevent admission to hospital or a care home.

The rota is a two week pattern of four days a week and three time periods in the Day:
Week one: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (am only), Friday. Total 32.5hrs
Week Two: Wednesday, Thursday (pm only) Saturday, Sunday. Total 36hrs
Hours are worked in four separate time periods; 3hrs, 2hrs, 2hrs, 2.5 hrs

The successful candidate will: hold a minimum of a level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent; hold the HSC level 3 Medication Unit or have a commitment to achieve the unit; numeracy and literacy level one or equivalent; have experience of working in a care/health setting; have an understanding of the ethos of reablement, drive and have the use of a vehicle.

For further information contact Sue Spencer, Recovery & Independence Team Manager 01642 513681

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers must share this commitment and a Disclosure and Barring clearance will be sought.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.