Working in West Northamptonshire Adult Social Services

Our vision is to increase the wellbeing and outcomes of all adults, giving them the opportunity to live well, age well, and stay well. All in a manner that helps people have as much control of their lives as possible.

Find out more about our roles:

Salary: £37,938 to £41,609
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Team Managers are required to hold a relevant professional qualification in health or care, for example social work (e.g. Dip SW, CQSW, CSS), nursing, occupational therapy, health and social care level 4. Significant experience of managing staff and undertaking appraisals.

Experience of working in a social care/health environment, a sound understanding of assessment and resource allocation processes. The ability to forward plan and allocate workloads including a proven track record in successful partnership and inter-agency working as well as a sound understanding of the management skills required to effectively supervise and manage a team of staff are all essential.

Salary: £33,215 to £37,023
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As part of the service's management group contribute to the overall management of the team in order to meet service objectives, key performance targets and statutory requirements of social care legislation.

To mentor and provide supervision to social workers within the team to ensure that their work meets Health and Care Professions Council standards of proficiency and contributes to the achievement of service objectives.

To manage complex cases within statutory and legal frameworks. To demonstrate active leadership skills, including the ability to make informed and balanced decisions in complex situations, and to be a positive role model to other Social Workers and staff.

Registered as Social Worker with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and willingness to evidence continued professional development to maintain registration.

Salary: £33,215 to £37,023
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As part of the service's management group contribute to the overall management of the team in order to meet service objectives, key performance targets and statutory requirements of social care legislation.

To mentor and provide supervision to assessment staff workers within the team to ensure that their work contributes to the achievement of service objectives.

To manage complex cases within statutory and legal frameworks. To demonstrate active leadership skills, including the ability to make informed and balanced decisions in complex situations, and to be a positive role model to other staff.

Salary: £29,165 to £32,277
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Registered as Social Worker with Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and willingness to evidence continued professional development to maintain registration.

Act as 'trusted assessors' for defined areas of the support plan. Conduct or support individual assessments (including risk assessments of both the customer and carer, in line with eligibility criteria to assess the dependency needs of the customer) or facilitate self-assessments, using the appropriate assessment tools and techniques in order to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, cost effective and appropriate options for the individual.

Value and encourage the contribution of service users and their advocates, relatives, carers and support workers where appropriate. Work alongside brokers to procure support plans including equipment and adaptations. 

Salary: £24,973 to £28,340
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NVQ III or equivalent or the ability to evidence and demonstrate on the job experience working at this level in a Health and Social Care or Social Care related subject.

Undertake clear and accurate statutory assessments and reviews of an individual in line with statutory guidance and best practice. Provide appropriate responses in situations which may be ambiguous and / or difficult, and use analytical skills to influence and inform assessment, decision making and interventions to deliver outcomes that best meet the customer need.

Salary: £17,590 to £18,337
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Assist with the provision of positive intervention and support for adults with mental health problems, physical and / or learning disabilities.

Promote independence and community living and help minimise the risk of hospitalisation or admission to residential care.

Salary: £17,372 to £18,127
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Help people to enjoy life again, in a career with the potential of quick progression.

Reablement Support Workers help people who have experienced deterioration in their health following a stay in hospital and/or have increased support needs to relearn the skills required to keep them safe and independent at home.

You will be working in partnership with colleagues across the NHS and Adult Social Care Services to support customers. You will provide care and support to our customers in their own homes and will be involved in developing, implementing and updating support plans which help a person to improve their levels of independence and minimise the risk of hospitalisation or admission to residential care.

Make a difference - become a Reablement Support Worker

  • Would you like a job where you can help make people smile again?
  • Are you a team player with a flexible approach?
  • Do you have great communication skills?
  • Do you have a full driving license and access to a car?

What can we offer you?

We can offer you:

  • support to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care - you can complete this once you're in the job if you don't already have it
  • enhanced pay rates for Sundays and bank holidays
  • up to 6 weeks paid annual leave (pro rata for part time)
  • membership of the Local Government pension scheme
  • generous mileage allowance of 45p per mile
  • discount at high street brands for money of shopping, food and days away
  • continued professional development
  • sick pay scheme (following successful completion of the probation period)
  • a mobile phone
  • the opportunity to work with a variety of NHS and Social Care professionals in community, hospital and office based setting

Salary: £17,372 to £18,127
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We are currently recruiting for the new CRT / Rapid Response service.

The newly defined role of the Reablement Support Worker requires experience in a similar role or care environment. You will be instrumental in assessing the home environment for any potential risks and proactive in trying to get the vulnerable adult to live more independently, while staying safe, at home.

Training will be provided to make sure you are fully qualified and know about the latest updates around falls and other preventative technology that you will be able to prescribe.

Working hours are variable, but the core shift pattern is 7am to 3pm or 3pm to 11pm, including weekends and bank holidays on a 4 week rota with varying shift patterns.

A generous annual leave allocation, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and an occupational sick pay package are offered as terms and conditions of employment.

A full driving licence and the ability to drive confidently county-wide is essential.

If you think this role would suit you, apply now to become a Reablement Support Worker and kick start your career in adult social care.

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