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Support worker (Northampton council)

  • Job reference: 20082019
  • Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: I am currently looking for 10 Support workers to work over at Northamptonshire County council,
Reablement Support worker to work with customers; developing, implementing and updating support plans in consultation with other interested parties, which support independence and help minimise the risk of hospitalisation or residential care.
*Northampton or Kettering
*37 hours per week covering Monday-Sunday, 07:00 - 15:00, 15:00 - 23:00
* £10.86 LTD (Time and a half on Sunday's, double time on bank holidays)
*Three-month initial assignment, permanent position subject to performance

As Reablement Support Worker you will:
*Undertake an initial assessment and delivery of care and support to determine ongoing Reablement needs and establish an appropriate support plan.
*Respond to emergency situations in the community in partnership with health services, assessing who can be supported at home and providing short term support to maintain the person's safety.
*Assess for, request, and install, low and mid-level equipment and order emergency repairs to maintain customers' independence.
*Undertake risk, manual handling and medication assessments in order to safeguard customers and staff and to meet service standards.
*Maintain case records, including utilising departmental electronic record systems, in order to ensure consistency of support to customers and to assist with the smooth running of the service.
*Regularly review customers' progress, monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of the support plan and making adjustments as necessary. Where necessary make recommendations for ongoing care or to discontinue service provision involving informal carers and other professionals as required.
*For identified customers where additional expertise is required and with reference to the individual's support plan, provide practical and emotional support to help them maintain independent living.
*Maintain good links with local communities, within the company and with other agencies, to enable the customers to benefit from the most appropriate services available.
*To provide a flexible emergency back-up to the absence of home carers and care supervisors to ensure service continuity undertaking any duties arising.
*Carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description and which are commensurate with the grade of the post

What you will bring to the role:
*Good verbal and written communication skills sufficient to write clear, concise and accurate reports and to enable effective communication with a number of different agencies
*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and interact effectively with and on behalf of customers and to react appropriately to a crisis situation
*Practical approach to resolving problems and achieving results
*Flexible, adaptable and tolerant to meet the needs of the service
*Able to meet the physical requirements of the roles
*Ability to attend, successfully complete, and understand the need for and application of mandatory training
*Able to inform customers on benefits and application systems
*Able to work within set procedures and systems
*Ability to demonstrate awareness / understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs
*Understanding of equality standards and diversity issues and their impact in social care services

*Satisfactory clearance of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
*Educated to GCSE or equivalent
*NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or equivalent
*Minimum one year's proven experience of health or care work sufficient to operate without direct supervision
*Full driving licence and access to a vehicle

How to apply?
Contact louise @ Service Care solutions on 01772 208964 or email