Senior Reablement Assistant

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Closing Date: 12/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Part Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland
Salary £23,484 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Reablement Assistants to join the team at our new Intermediate Care Centre. The centre will provide short term rehabilitation (for up to six weeks) which enables people to regain as much independence as possible in skills for daily living (personal care, meal prep, medication, mobility, use of equipment etc.).

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will: hold a level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent or commit to achieving this within 1 year of commencing employment; hold the HSC level 3 Medication Unit or have a commitment to achieve the unit; numeracy and literacy level two or equivalent; have extensive experience of working in a care/health setting; have an understanding of the ethos of Reablement. For further information contact Lisa Mussett on 07901 330045.

About us

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers must share this commitment and a Disclosure and Barring clearance will be sought.

What we can offer you

A competitive salary

Up to 33 days annual leave

A pension which will earn you more than any private pension scheme

Flexible working which will fit in with your lifestyle and childcare

Staff benefits which save you money on food shopping, electrical goods, motoring and cycling

Career progression which gives you the opportunity for promotion and a higher salary

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose: To participate in the provision of a Reablement Service in the Intermediate Care Centre for a period of up to six weeks to help prevent unnecessary hospital and care home admissions and to facilitate Early Supported Discharge from hospital. To participate in the provision of a Reablement service to enable individuals to regain or maintain their ability to live independently as far as possible. To participate in the monitoring and management of complex health conditions through the measurement and supervised treatment of baseline vital signs to enable people to be cared for at home To undertake non-complex assessments for people with physical disabilities and arrange the provision of appropriate equipment in order to maximise independence To participate in the implementation of specialised rehabilitation techniques as part of a recovery programme Relationships: Accountable to: deputy manager Accountable for: N/A General Contacts: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses, and Social Workers/Care Managers, People using the service, Carers, Care providers, GPs Key duties and responsibilities: 1. To participate in the planning, development, monitoring and reviewing of care plans and goals for individuals within the Intermediate care centre, in conjunction with relevant professionals within a risk management framework. This will include attending planning/ review meetings and case conferences. 2. To participate in the provision of reablement and /or rehabilitation programmes to assist people to learn or regain skills as part of an agreed therapeutic plan, which may be in conjunction with Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, and will involve team working and working on a one-to –one basis. 3. To be responsible for day to day decisions on varying a person’s programme. 4. To participate in the provision of a Reablement Service by providing emergency personal care within the centre to help prevent unnecessary hospital and care home admissions and facilitate an Early Supported Discharge service. This will include providing support with personal care, administering medication and monitoring vital signs. 5. To undertake baseline vital signs observations accurately recording and reporting all results appropriately to include; – temperature, pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring, urinalysis, weight and height under the supervision of Community Nurses. 6. To act as a mentor and supervisor as necessary to junior members of staff and participate in the delivery of the induction package to newly appointed staff. 7. To undertake assessments for people with physical disabilities and arrange the provision of appropriate equipment and minor adaptations in order to maximise independence under the supervision of Occupational Therapists 8. To implement specialised rehabilitation techniques as part of a treatment and recovery programme under the supervision of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. 9. Following assessment to advise people of appropriate adaptive techniques within own skills and remit using own initiative and knowledge of positive risk management. 10. To work with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure high quality support for all individuals using the service, enabling optimum potential to be reached. 11. To provide emotional and practical support to individuals and their informal carers through the process of transition and change. 12. To maintain written records and reports in accordance with the service’s Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidance. 13. To assist in the management of medication, in accordance with the care plan and in line with the Medication policy and procedures. 14. To participate in the supervision and appraisal process and demonstrate an active commitment to continuous professional development 15. To attend relevant training courses identified as part of the supervision and appraisal process and to participate in team development programmes. 16. To comply with the services Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidance and ensure that professional standards are maintained at all times. 17. To report any incidents of poor practice and any matters affecting the safety and well being of individuals in accordance with local safeguarding protocols. General/Corporate Responsibilities: 1. To undertake such duties as may be commensurate with the seniority of the post 2. To ensure that the Council’s corporate Health & Safety policy is followed and training is undertaken in all pertinent health and safety procedures 3. To partake in the Council’s and Directorate’s staff training and development policies as well as the Council’s system of performance appraisal 4. To treat all information gathered for the Council and Directorate, either electronically or manually, in a confidential manner 5. All employees are required to demonstrate a commitment when carrying out their duties which promotes and values diversity and the equality of opportunity in relation to employees and service users which is in line with the Council’s Equality & Diversity Policy. 6. To be responsible for identifying and managing all risks associated with the job role through effective application of internal controls and risk assessments to support the achievement of Corporate and Service objectives 7. To ensure the highest standards of customer care are met at all times 8. To ensure the principles of Value for Money in service delivery is fundamental in all aspects of involvement with internal and external customers 9. To ensure that the highest standards of data quality are achieved and maintained for the collection, management and use of data. 10. To positively promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and ensure that it is recognised that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; and to engage in appropriate training and development opportunities which enhance an individual’s knowledge and skill in responding to children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be in need of safeguarding.

Person Specification



  • Extensive experience of care/support work in a health or social care setting
  • Extensive experience of supporting people with diverse needs
  • Extensive experience of working with terminally ill people
  • Extensive experience of dealing with difficult family situations


  • Experience of caring for or supporting people in their own homes or a care environment.
  • Experience of working with people with severely challenging behaviour
  • Experience of dealing with difficult family situations

Skills and Other Requirements


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to keep accurate records.
  • Excellent team player able to contribute effectively to the wider team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work effectively without direct supervision
  • Able to demonstrate the principles regarding the provision of care and support (maintaining dignity, choice, independence and ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times)
  • Ability to contribute to the identification of an individuals needs
  • Ability to read, understand and implement information contained on care plans and risk assessments
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of health and safety legislation within a care setting
  • Excellent motivational skills
  • Excellent observational skills



  • Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or a commitment to achieve within 1 year of commencing employment
  • Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy
  • HSC3047 medication unit level 3
  • Commitment to achieve all mandatory training relevant to the post
  • Significant awareness of safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Full competency achieved in the mandatory Reablement Training programme
  • Full competency achieved in the mandatory Provision & Assessment of Community Equipment training (PACE) levels 1 & 2 and supplementary modules T8, T9 & T10
  • Significant knowledge of medical conditions which may affect people who use the service
  • Significant knowledge of the safe and dignified management of blood, bodily fluids and human waste
  • Significant knowledge of techniques required in monitoring vital signs and recording relevant data
  • Significant awareness of falls prevention
  • An excellent understanding of Infection Control
  • Commitment to achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Clinical Skills or Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship or equivalent within 2 years


  • First Aid Training
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Moving & Handing and rehabilitation techniques
  • Medication training, including Care of Medicines HSC3047accredited updates

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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