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Reablement Support Worker

Job Introduction

Do you put people first?   Want to work as part of a team and make a difference every day? Are you caring and compassionate? We are looking for passionate and professional support workers to join our team. This role offers the opportunity to support the service users in delivering high quality care which meets the needs of service users, ensuring positive relationships with families and carers in an environment that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive. We support people to recuperate after a hospital stay.  The role can be challenging, fun and active and two days are never the same. As a service we are interested in getting to know you as a person and we want to understand your values and behaviours and what’s important to you in terms of the way in which you work with others. If you are able to work rotas, work flexibly and are a car driver this role may be for you.   

Main Responsibility

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To deliver high-quality reablement services to people with medium and complex support needs, providing them with empowering, person centred care and support whilst they recover from a period in hospital or episode of ill health.

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To effectively record information in accordance with service requirements, this will include contributing to the writing of risk of assessments and individual support plans.  Using MKC IT systems effectively as well as giving appropriate verbal and written handovers and feedback to colleagues, external agencies and families as appropriate.

3.

To complete all mandatory training and any additional training identified as required, this will include safeguarding vulnerable adults, moving and handling and supporting with medication.  Using the learning achieved to improve own practice and inform and actively participate in service development and improvement.

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Providing support in accordance with individual care plans, being alert to, and reporting, changes in a person’s needs, and following instruction from Co-ordinators and Occupational Therapists to respond to these changes, including crisis support.

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Supporting people to maximise opportunity for self-expression, communication and personal development.  Key to this is understanding own behaviour and impact and adapting this to the needs of the people being supported.

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To work with vulnerable adults, co-ordinators and colleagues to identify and undertake activities meaningful to the person being supported, offering care and support in ways that comply with individual care plans, relevant regulations, policies, guidance and legislation.

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To provide intimate personal care to vulnerable adults, ensuring their dignity is maintained and following infection control guidance, this will include using personal protective equipment, moving and handling and the use of mobility aids.

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If required drive MKC or own vehicle to be able to travel independently to service user homes as and when required.

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Provide flexible support across the service, this may include working a flexible working pattern, working from different service areas, in the community and in the homes of people using the service.  Ensuring maintenance of highest standards of care and working to agreed health and safety policies and care plans at all time.

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Identifying, managing and responding effectively to risk vulnerable adults, self and others, understanding when to seek further guidance and acting on information to manage any arising risks.  Following MKC safeguarding policy.

The Ideal Candidate

Someone who is flexible, can think on their feet, enthusiastic and  see the bigger picture.   We can provide full training so please give us a ring if you are interested in finding out more about a career in care with Milton Keynes Council

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

 

 

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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