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Job Title: Therapy Assistants
Salary: £20,444 - £22,129 per annum
Worcestershire County Council is committed to supporting its residents to live healthy and independent lives in their community.
In order to achieve this, the Council, in partnership with NHS colleagues and our care providers, provide a Reablement service that will assist adults referred to the council for social care to regain their independence.
Our approach will be to offer short-term intensive support to enable individuals to learn how to live their lives as independently as they can and support them to regain independence during the period of support. We focus on what people can do and build on these skills. We will make sure people receive the right support at the right time to help them live independently at home for as long as possible.
This is part of a broader approach to ensure Worcestershire residents are healthier, live longer, have better quality of life and remain independent for as long as possible.
We have developed a new role to help us to deliver the service more effectively – Reablement Therapy Assistant.
As the ideal candidate you must have considerable experience of working in a Health and/or Social Care setting, along with experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team or working in a collaborative way. Knowledge and experience of Reablement services will be an advantage. It is also equally important that you can demonstrate a can-do attitude, and that you are proactive, compassionate and empathetic.
In return you will be supported in your role by your line manager through one-to-one meetings and performance reviews, team meetings and will have access to the corporate wellbeing offer. You will also receive clinical supervision. You also receive 5 weeks annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks after 5 years’ service, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
It will be an expectation that the successful candidates will complete an Occupational Therapy apprenticeship whilst in this role as part of their career development. You will be supported in this by the service to apply and complete the qualification.
If you are interested in this role, please submit an application detailing how you meet the requirements of the role. You should refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification to support this.
If you require further information, please contact Morgan Price on 01905 822876. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.
In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :
• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Greener Car Scheme & Bike Scheme
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
Application forms are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached alongside the application form.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please submit your application form to SocialWorkOpps@worcestershire.gov.uk
Application Closing Date: Friday 19th August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: Week commencing 29th August 2022