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Reablement Support Workers

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS10678
  • Closing date: 15th December 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £17,652 - £18,624
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Buckinghamshire County Council have exciting opportunities for highly motivated Reablement Support Workers with a genuine interest in improving the quality of life for people in the community.

This role is key to empowering residents in the local community and supporting them to feel equipped to manage their own needs.

Experience in a care setting would be desirable, however, we offer a fantastic training programme for those who can demonstrate the essential skills and qualities below:

  • Energetic, positive and motivated
  • Caring, empathetic and respectful
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Consistent
  • Honest and acts with others best interests at heart
  • Able to build effective relationships and communicate to a high standard

About Us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money. Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

  • To provide personal and practical short term support to people in their own homes to help them maximise their independence at home and in the community.
  • To work with clients’ families and/or carers and others so that clients’ independence can be maintained and improved.
  • To work with clients in an enabling way to encourage and support them with personal care and all day-to-day activities working towards agreed goals within support plans.
  • To review, monitor and report on clients’ progress against goals.
  • To work in a way that respects clients’ dignity and confidentiality and to take responsibility for raising any concerns about quality and safety in a swift and appropriate way.
  • To take responsibility for learning and applying learning in relation to good practice.

Please see the job summary for further information.

About you

The successful candidates will be helpful, co-operative and positive in everything do. You will have the motivation and willingness to provide practical and hands-on support for people in a dignified, caring and respectful way with the goal of improving their lives. With clear and effective communication skills with the ability to listen, influence and encourage giving and receiving feedback constructively. You will have the ability to solve problems and use initiative in a safe way to influence positive outcomes for clients and to work independently in the community and take responsibility where appropriate.

Please see the job description for further information.

Other Information

We recognise that learning is an important part of this role and you will have the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate with a combination of face to face and E- learning.

Course mandatory for all new staff include; 

  • Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Equality & Diversity Essentials
  • Government Connect and Information Security 

Some of examples of sector specific training that are available; 

  • Safeguarding L1, L2 L3
  • Medication
  • MCA / DOLS
  • Epilepsy & Buccal Training
  • End of Life training
  • Infection Control
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid

You will need to be able to drive and have access to your own transport.


Our Values

Our values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.

Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed.

Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future.

Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic.

Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

Direct Care has been established to support older adults, and those with a disability, to enjoy active lives and remain independent within their homes and communities. Our services offer choice, support opportunity and independence, and help people get the best out of life.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements.

We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.

We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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