Reablement Officer

Location
Bedworth, Warwickshire
Salary
22,183.0024,491.00
Posted
07 May 2021
Closes
14 Jun 2021
Job Ref
RA0002269
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us & The Role

 

Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting people to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically.  It aims to do this by supporting people to continue living at home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges. 

We believe that by supporting customers to identify and achieve their own personal goals and outcomes, customers will have choice and control over how their support will be delivered and this will have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. 

Reablement is a short-term service working with customers for up to 6 weeks. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Reablement Team, working as a Reablement Officer.  We are recruiting to a 37 hours a week post.  The post is based in the North of the county in Bedworth but you will be expected to cover the whole of the Warwickshire county. The job role requires you to be available to work on a rota of late shifts 12pm – 8pm, and early shifts 9am – 5pm, along with one weekend in 7 and bank holidays.  This can be discussed in more detail at the interview.  

As a Reablement Officer you will be working with customers in their own homes to help them achieve independence with daily living tasks.  You will be the first to visit a customer and together you will complete an initial assessment, risk assessments and identify the customer’s daily living tasks that can be reabled.  You will create a support plan where Reablement Assistants will support the customer to achieve their outcomes which are reviewed during the service , and you will assess and prescribe items of equipment to enable independence and reduce the need for ongoing support. 

During the customers Reablement journey you’ll review and revise the customers Reablement support plan at agreed intervals and ensure the customers’ needs are being met appropriately.  The overall objective is to ensure the customer has gained a level of independence that is suitable long term and to ensure the support plan reflects the customers assessed level of need, their aims, goals and desired outcomes during their time with the Reablement service.  

Key Responsibilities

On a daily basis the role requires you to liaise with colleagues, customers, health professionals and the public, either face to face or over the telephone, so it is important you have a courteous, professional manner. 

You must be able to work as part of a team but also have the ability to work on your own initiative. 

You must be able to drive and support the service both North and South of the county. 

It is important to respect and maintain confidentiality of information, whilst adhering to Warwickshire County Council Policies and Procedures. 

You should maintain a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice in employment and service provision. 

For a full list of requirements for this post, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Additional Information

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 about this role please contact Clare Taylor, Senior Reablement Officer on claretaylor@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

Closing date: Monday, 14th June 2021

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

 
If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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