Do you care about people in your community and want to support them to live independently?
Reablement is a service which delivers care and support to people eligible for home care who have been discharged from hospital, by helping them to do things for themselves.
We are now looking for Reablement Assistants (Carers) to provide support to individuals in their own homes within the community. You will work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures to maximise their independent living skills. You will work with each individual through their own support plan as directed by the Reablement Assessment Officer/Occupational Therapist.
The salary is competitive (£8.26 – £9.04 an hour) plus travel expenses and an enhanced rate for weekend working and bank holidays.
You must have a driving licence and be a car owner.
Could you be Glenda?
Glenda visits the homes of people who have recently suffered illness, or who have had a stay in hospital, and are ready to return home and need support to regain independence skills to enable them to remain in their own home. This is the starting point and, for Glenda, the journey to helping these people to become independent is where her great joy in the role comes from.
One lady who Glenda fondly recalls had had a stroke and was almost helpless in her home. After weeks of Glenda helping her to help herself, and building her confidence back up, the customer progressed to walking with a frame and was able to leave the house independently on a scooter.
The progress and the change in the customer’s quality of life had been immense. Glenda knew she had played a very important part in this turnaround.
“I love getting to meet people and helping them,” she says. “It’s so rewarding to watch customers get better and know you are making a difference to people’s lives.”
Glenda travels all around the north of the county. We supply Glenda with an iPhone with sat nav, she never needs to worry about knowing where she is going and has her travel costs reimbursed. Training has also helped her to feel confident that she can do the very best for her customers.
Over to Glenda for the final word. “You really feel appreciated. It’s great to be called Angel just for doing your job. But it’s more than a job; it’s what I love doing.
How to apply
To apply please complete the register of interest form.
We will be in touch shortly after we have received your completed form to undertake a short telephone interview with you.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact: 01926 414875.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.