Social Care Worker
The HomeFirst Reablement Service is an integrated health and social care service. The Service enables customers to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with the focus on promoting independence. It aims to do this by supporting people to continue living at home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges.
37.0 Hours per Week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the HomeFirst Reablement service as a Social Care Practitioner in the North of Warwickshire. The aim of the role is to assess customers within their own home, following their therapy led package of care provided by the HomeFirst/Reablement team. The service promotes a holistic approach whereby multi-professional skills are adopted prompting customer choice and control.
Social Care Practitioners will work alongside customers within Social Care & Support in assessing their needs and arranging ongoing support to meet Care Act eligible needs. To increase choice and control through personalisation, supported self assessment and self directed funding. The worker will assess patients 18 and over who present with any functional difficulty, whether that be cognitive, physical, environmental or psychological.
There may be times when workers are expected to support the Reablement Service County wide.
- Contributes to the social care service received by individuals, families and groups by undertaking straightforward case work including assessment and support planning and/or designated tasks on more complex cases, with support from Team Leader.
- Provides a flexible range of support to individuals and their families to help to prevent crises and family breakdown and promote independence/rehabilitation.
- Practices accountably, within the prevailing legislative framework and Council policies and procedures, under the supervision of the line manager.
- To work as part of a team of therapist from HomeFirst/Reablement, completing needs led assessments and care plans to assist with the transition from HomeFirst to other service provisions.
- Assesses referrals and designs plans for action, liaising with colleagues and other agencies as appropriate for straightforward cases or contributes to these activities in more complex cases.
- Assists accountable case holders in ongoing adult protection, with close supervision, attending planning meetings, case conferences and reviews as required.
- Arranges the delivery and monitors and reviews the effectiveness of packages of support to meet people's identified needs where appropriate or assists a professionally qualified worker to do this where this is more suitable.
- Works collaboratively with individuals, families, carers, communities, colleagues and other agencies.
- Ensures that all recording of social care activity is carried out in accordance with policy and procedures.
- Attends appropriate continuous professional development activities as are required and suitable, in agreement with the line manager.
- Can be available to work within any of the Council's localities
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Jo Salmon 07747 800319 or Victoria Bodycote
Closing Date: 13 August 2017
Interview Date: 29 August 2017
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
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Job Description & Person Specification