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Reablement Support Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Wigan Council

Hindley Town Hall
Cross Street

You will be required to work at various locations across the borough

Salary: Grade 5, £13,846 - £15,594 per annum.

25 hours per week

2x permanent positions
1x temporary position until March 2021

Please state in the knowledge and experience section of your application which position/s you would like to be considered for.

The Reablement Team is developing and improving at an incredible pace and we need positive and upbeat individuals along for the ride!

Due to promotions within the team, excellent opportunities have arisen.

As a Reablement support worker you will contribute to a team approach in providing integrated multi-disciplinary programmes of Reablement across 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The role is aimed at promoting independence and helping to restore/maintain the service user’s ability to remain within their own homes. You will be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills and the value of promoting independence. You will be required to have a current valid driving licence.

You must be prepared to work flexibly to include weekends and evening work.

Previous applicants need not apply

Your role:

We are looking to recruit Reablement Support Workers to join our team, your role will be to support people to live as independently as possible through encouragement, specific techniques and the use of aids and adaptations.
You will be part of a team providing physical and emotional support with tasks such as moving and handling, personal care, meal preparation, support with medication and mobility practice. You will also encourage people to engage with their communities and promote their health and well-being.

About you:

Join a dynamic forward thinking team focused on staff development and progression, also fantastic career opportunities.

Are you patient, caring and kind. With confidence and can encourage people to engage and reach their potential? Do you have IT skills or are willing to learn? Do you want to make a difference to someone’s life?

We will be looking for you to possess or have a commitment to complete an Adult Lead Care Work Level 3 credit value in Health and Social Care, Care Certificate within an 18 month timeframe and the Trusted Assessor Award. We will also be looking for a commitment to Equality and Diversity and respect for the rights of service users to privacy, dignity and confidentiality. You must be prepared to work flexibly to include some weekends/bank holidays and evening work. The posts will require enhanced DBS.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Wigan Reablement Team has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission. Reablement is a service to help people make a swift transition from a state of dependency to independence. The service can be provided for up to six weeks and is available 365 days a year. The team will support people who have just left hospital or following significant changes in a person’s ability to cope at home.

We aim to:-
  • Promote independence
  • Enable and support people to regain confidence, ability and necessary skills to live at home
  • Motivate people where their ability to improve is possible
  • Enable people to remain independent with the use of adaptations or assistive technology

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please call 01942 487904

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Interview date: Monday 11 January 2021

Interviews will be held remotely

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11 59 pm

4th Jan 2021

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