Dudley MBC are implementing a Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (Dudley STAR Team)
An exciting new team is being formed to operate the council’s new adult social care short term assessment and reablement service. The service will be offering local people an efficient and effective support package post hospital discharge, while supporting the NHS to be more effective and increasing their capacity.
Following a hospital discharge and once home, the new team made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support staff will assist people to regain their daily living skills, mobility, and independence at home, through a tailored bespoke ‘reablement’ therapy plan. The team will work closely and intensively with each person to meet set goals and outcomes over an agreed period. The focus will always be on promoting independence.
Social work / care management and supervisory roles, care and support worker roles, along with physiotherapy and occupational therapy roles are being recruited to for the new team. All roles will have a clear career progression pathway within Adult Social Care, and training and development packages.
As an employee of Dudley MBC, you will receive a comprehensive annual leave package, an option to join the pension scheme and regular supervisions. We invite you to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic council, which actively supports staff, and works to change people’s lives for the better.
Post: Team Assistant (Permanent)
Hours: Full and part time posts available
Salary: Grade 5 (£24,294 - £25,979)
Location: Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre or various locations across Dudley borough
Excellent opportunities have arisen to work within Assessment and Independence on Urgent Care Services and Dudley Short Term Assessment and Reablement team.
To contribute to the overall provision of services in Assessment and Independence to promote effective and efficient provision of all Occupational Therapy and Moving and Handling services. Team Assistants will participate in the core business of the Directorate. This includes the following examples, the discharge from hospital, prevention of admission to hospital, maximising personal performance through rehabilitation and maintenance of long-term care using the Single-handed care philosophy.
Main duties will be: -
- To complete simple functional assessments, e.g. mobility assessments for walking aids, demonstrate safe use and issue equipment.
- To make recommendations, based on assessed need for the provision of simple aids to daily living e.g. handrails.
- To assist delegated teams with general telephone and email enquiries and referrals
- To assist teams in delivering a range of preventative services.
- To record case records in a timely and professional manner
You will be working full or part time hours over 7 days, working 5 days a week which includes some weekends and bank holidays, for which relevant enhancements will be paid.
You may need to work flexibly, travelling across the Dudley borough and will therefore need to have the use of a vehicle.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion about the role please telephone 01384 811919 to speak to Angela Hunt.
Or email DudleySTARTeam@dudley.gov.uk
N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.
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