Rapid Response Care Assistant ( 6 posts)
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£18,562 - £18,933 per annum pro rata
Social Care - Adult Service
Redcar and Cleveland Area
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 four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development Public Health and Environment. 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 for the rapid response element of the service. This will give individuals the opportunity to work with the team and gain experience which would be beneficial when applying for permanent posts
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 four time periods in the Day:
Week one: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (11-14, 16-18, 19:30-22:00), Friday. Total 36hrs
Week Two: Wednesday, Thursday (am only 8-12) Saturday, Sunday. Total 32.5hr
Hours are worked in four separate time periods morning, lunch, tea and evening; 3hrs, 2hrs, 2hrs, 2.5hrs apart from Thursdays see above in brackets.
The successful candidate will have: numeracy and literacy level one or equivalent and have experience of working in a care/health setting. Full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle. RCBC will also purchase any non-car drivers to have the use of an electric bicycle for travelling for the successful applicant.
For further information contact Sue Spencer, Recovery & Independence Team Manager 01642 513668
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.