Reablement Assistants - Integrated Crisis Response Service (ICRS)

The Neville Centre

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 21st August 2019

Total salary package*: £21619

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About the job

We are looking for Reablement Assistants to engage, encourage and motivate service users to achieve their maximum level of independence through a personalised Reablement plan which is agreed in partnership with colleagues from Adult Social Care and NHS Leicester City Community Health Services. To also respond to any social care crisis as part of the 24-7 Integrated Crisis Response Service (ICRS), by providing urgent social care support as part of a multi-disciplinary team approach.

You will engage, encourage and motivate service users to achieve their maximum level of independence through a personalised ICRS plan which is agreed in partnership with colleagues, from Adult Social Care and NHS Leicester City Community Health Services.

You will

Provide physical, practical and emotional support to service users referred to the Reablement Service or the Integrated Crisis Response Service so that they can remain living independently at home.

Work flexible and unsociable hours as determined by the needs of the service. This will also include working within an Intermediate Care Unit as and when required by applying the same skills set and supporting any other service that falls under the Independent Living Service. In addition to this to support any other service area deemed appropriate by Adult Social Care as part of a crisis management plan.

Actively participate in service user reviews as required, reporting levels of functioning, improvements, and concerns. This includes contributing to a daily written record of the service user’s progress ensuring that all records are accurate and a true reflection of the intervention.

Requirements of the post

Previous experience working with vulnerable people in a caring capacity (paid or voluntary) which includes understanding the needs of older people, including those with a physical disability, a learning difficulty or a mental health diagnosis.

Experience of using communication skills both verbal and written sufficient to write progress reports, contact sheets and complete medication records.

Proven record of supporting and aiding independence in a supportive manner and respond to a social care crisis by working in partnership with all key agencies.

Experience of recognising various forms of abuse and the importance of reporting procedures.

Subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Additional information

You must be willing to work in a flexible manner and as part of a rota which meets the needs of a 24 -7 service, which includes working between 7am to 10pm across evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 requires National Care Minimum Standards apply so Applicants must be aged 18.

Part Time - 30 Hours per week (there is potential to work an alternative number of hours, subject to service needs.

The salary for this post is £15,854 - £17,161 per annum.

For an informal discussion please contact Kerryjit Kaur on 0116 454 5384.

Post Number: LCC00517

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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