Reablement Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2023 12:00
£26,421 pa pro rata (£13.69 ph)
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Borrowdale House, South Shields
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Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information
Reablement Worker
Borrowdale House, South Tyneside
£26,421 pa pro rata (£13.69 ph)

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity, to be a part of a brand-new forward thinking, bespoke Reablement and extra care service in South Tyneside.
We have several vacancies, which include daytimes, evenings, night shifts and weekends.
Have you previously worked as a Reablement Worker or Support Worker, with experience of supporting people to regain their independence following a stay in hospital?
We are looking for an experienced Reablement or Support Worker, who are passionate about person centred support with a dynamic innovative approach to join our new team at Borrowdale House.
Borrowdale House is a brand new, bespoke Rehabilitation and Extra Care service in South Tyneside which will be opening in Early Autumn 2023.
About the Role:
As a Reablement Worker you will work closely with our Therapy and Support Leads, Registered Manager, and other professionals to ensure a high level of person-centred care is delivered using a therapy led, individualised reablement care and support plan and risk assessments.
You will be responsible for facilitating admissions to the service, which will include liaising with families and other agencies to ensure a smooth transition to Borrowdale House.
Administration of medication according to policies and procedures, low level health care tasks and implementation of therapy guidance will be required, ensuring best practices are always applied and in the best interests of the person you are supporting.
The role will help challenge the status quo and help lead change to ensure Adults within South Tyneside are supported to Live Better Lives.
About You:
You will have experience of working in a health and social care environment, as a reablement or support worker.  With excellent coordination and communication skills, be able to deliver personalised outcome based reablement plans and be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
You will need the confidence and ability to demonstrate sound professional judgements, when making decisions and have the ability to support real change.
If you are up for a challenge, this is a great opportunity for someone with the right drive and ambition to join our highly motivated team.  The successful candidate will share our enthusiasm, contributing to and influencing improved performance at an individual, team and service level. 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Abi Toon, Operations Manager 0191 424 4418/abigail.toon@southtyneside.gov.uk
About Us: Adult Social Care is changing in South Tyneside.  We are a forward-thinking Council that is developing innovative approaches to meet our challenges. Focusing on People, Place and Partnerships, this is a great time to join us.  With our new Council Leadership, and a recent service review, we are developing a new 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care to help support the next stage of our journey.  Working closely with all our partners our vision for the future is to see every person in South Tyneside with care and support needs “Living Better Lives”, to fully utilise their strengths and assets, to remain safe and well; in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.  We want to work with all our partners to ensure the person only need tell their story once and that they have equal voice in co-ordinating their care and support.  We understand promoting the importance of social justice and inclusion, respecting people’s rights, citizenship and participation.
Joining us at this time will ensure you are at the forefront of helping to develop and embed co-production and co-delivery, delivering new models of working through our Adult Social Care framework and contributing to our ambitious plans to fully embed our strengths-based practice, improve services and deliver better outcomes for the people of South Tyneside.   We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones.  Through the development of our new Values and Behaviour Framework we will fully support staff to become Curious, Accountable, Responsive and Empowered (CARE).
About South Tyneside: South Tyneside has a rich heritage and our history has played a major role in regional, national and even world history. It was a military strong hold for the Romans and an important centre for the early Christian church, where the Venerable Bede wrote his “Ecclesiastical History.” An area that was rich in coal with a key position on the River Tyne, it has a proud industrial and maritime past and was at the forefront of invention and innovation in these areas. The Jarrow Crusade of 1936 was a key event in the town’s proud history.
South Tyneside is also renowned for its friendly, vibrant communities, who have welcomed incomers for centuries, giving it a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Vikings, the early 20th century arrival of the Arabs and more recently the settling of people from the Commonwealth, notably the Indian sub-continent, and the European Union reflect the present-day culture of South Tyneside.
Covering an area of 64 sq.m and a population of 151,000 living in 72,000 households South Tyneside includes the towns of South Shields, Hebburn and Jarrow and the villages of Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn and is an outstanding place to live, invest and bring up families,  nonetheless we are facing growing demand and new challenges around how to support people to stay independent and improve their wellbeing. The index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 ranks South Tyneside as the 31st most deprived local authority areas in England (out of 317), however there is a lot of variation in the levels of deprivation and affluence across the borough.
Our Director of Public Health uses hypothetical children Jack and Emily to demonstrate the differences the two children born on the same day, but from different parts of the borough, and what impact that had on their health and wellbeing as they developed as children into adulthood. Jack was born in the ward of Simonside and Rekendyke and Emily in Cleadon and East Boldon Ward. Their journeys through life are quite shockingly different, culminating in jack expecting to live 75 years and Emily 87 years; a whole 12 years longer.
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere  
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
For those posts where there is a requirement to either work in or enter a Care Quality Commission Regulated Care Home (CQC) it would be preferred but optional, that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medical exempt) as a condition of employment.
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Closing date: Noon 30 November 2023
Shortlisting: 1 December 2023
Interviews will take place on 8 December 2023
This is a readvert, previous applicants need not apply.

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This job is closed for applications.