If you enjoy helping others and working in a fast-paced, supportive environment, then our Senior Reablement Support Worker role may be right for you. We’re seeking committed, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people to join our growing team.
The Home 1st Reablement Team is funded by Milton Keynes City Council and aims to provide short-term assessment, therapy led reablement and support to help people to become more independent.
We work with people to plan support that helps them get better and stay better. People often benefit from reablement after an illness, injury or any other change in their circumstances. It can be particularly helpful for people who would otherwise need to go into hospital. Reablement involves working with the person to help improve independence and abilities.
We provide support in the person’s home from a few days up to a maximum of six weeks.
To provide a reablement service, delivered in accordance with the agreed support plan and the appropriate policies and procedures.
Through the use of a strengths based and person-centred approach, support in the development of action plans and risk assessments, including any possible identified therapy needs, provision of low-level equipment and assistive technology.
To provide senior reablement support worker cover across the community and hospital sites – completing assessments and reviews and seeking advice from Home 1st Co-ordinators and therapy leads as required.
To take responsibility for producing, altering and distributing work schedules, ensuring that service user visits are covered, changes are effectively communicated, and Reablement Support Workers are supported outside of office hours.
To record and handover sickness or unplanned absences that occur when on duty.
Ensure clear, concise and accurate records are kept and updated in a timely manner, including the use of departmental electronic records. Within reason these key deliverables may evolve to meet service need and it is expected that you will be flexible and adaptable in your delivery to meet both service and council wide needs
The Ideal Candidate
Level 2 Diploma in Social Care or equivalent (or prepared to work towards).
Educated to GCSE or equivalent.
Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).
Experience of delivering care services in a community-based setting.
Requirement to undertake mandatory training to fulfil Care Quality Commission standards.
For this role you are required to have a Full UK Driving Licence and provide evidence of your Vehicle Insurance with Business cover and use of a vehicle . If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your Licence prior to starting the role
Ability to use IT systems and software effectively to accurately record and communicate.
Good verbal and written communication skills sufficient to write clear, concise and accurate reports and to enable effective communication.
Practical approach to resolving problems and achieving results.
In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:
- Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years. In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
- Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
- A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
- Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
- Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.
Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week. Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.
About The Organisation
Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.
We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference.
We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.
We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.
If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.