Promoting Independence Assistant

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
£19,312 – £19,698 (pro rata)
Posted
12 May 2021
Closes
25 May 2021
Job Ref
REC001538
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Part-Time

Promoting Independence Assistants

Worcestershire County Council

Salary: £19,312 – £19,698 per annum pro rata

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, is developing a new 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 role will involve supporting people with personal care activities so all PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied along with weekly covid testing.

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 are looking to recruit people who can:

  • Work in a therapy-led service alongside Physio and Occupational therapists;
  • Provide person centred care and support that enables individuals to achieve their goals and outcomes;
  • Motivate individuals to carry out day to day activities as independently as possible;
  • Travel throughout the County of Worcestershire.

What we offer you:

  • Paid training, regular support, observation and monitoring;
  • Uniform and IT equipment;
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Discounts at a number of restaurants, shops and gym membership;
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 30 days, after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays.

As the ideal candidate you must have, or be willing to train towards, Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. It is also equally important that you can demonstrate a can do attitude, and that you are proactive, compassionate and empathetic. A full induction programme will be provided.

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all Sections of the Community.

Applications can be submitted online via WM Jobs or by sending a copy of your up to date CV and an expression of interest detailing what makes you a suitable candidate for the post (2 sides A4 max) to:  socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

If you require further information, please contact Debbie Bell on 01905 822876

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