Co-ordinator – Reablement Service ( Social Care)
Salary: £12,147 - £12,990 per annum
18.5 hours per week posts available
Location: County Hall, Worcester
Would you like to be a part of the Social Care Service? Would you like to support hospital patients to return home as quickly & safely as possible? Would you like to help to maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of people in their own home? Do you have good communication skills and excellent organisational skills? Are you able to report and record information accurately? Are you prepared for a challenging role? If you can answer 'yes', then please read on.
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.
We are looking to recruit a permanent Co-ordinator who will be responsible for planning the programs of work for Reablement Assistants using our IT systems. As the ideal candidate you must have experience of multi-tasking, working to tight deadlines and being able to think on your feet. The reablement service is fast-paced and constantly changing so therefore you need to be able to react quickly and efficiently. It is also equally important that you can demonstrate a can-do attitude, and that you are proactive, compassionate, and empathetic.
The Reablement Contact Centre is open from 07:00 until 22:00 365 days of the year. You will be working a 7.5 hour day ( excluding lunch break) on a 8 week rota that includes 2 weekends, evenings & public holidays.
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 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.
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 the Reablement Contact Centre on 01905 822876 and ask for Karen Baldwin.
You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council , so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:
- Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
- Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
- Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
- Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.
How to Apply:
Online Applications are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
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.
Application Closing Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024 (Please be advised, that interviews may take place ahead of closing date)
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed
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.