Reablement Support Assistant

iCareCareers
VAC-328
Swindon
Excellent employee benefits and great training
31/05/2022

As a Reablement Support Assistant, you will work as an integrated member of the Reablement Team and the wider Adult Health & Social Care multidisciplinary teams, to provide support with personal care and reablement to service users in their own homes. This will be achieved by supporting people to regain, improve and maintain skills of daily living, promoting maximum independence whilst always treating them with dignity and respect. To care for people at the end of life, the Reablement Assistant may be asked to work with other service user groups at the discretion of the Manager.

 

Ideally, you will be available to work 5 days over a 7-day period within a flexible shift rota days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays, to cover the needs of the service users (at short notice if necessary) within agreed availability. To encourage, enable and support very vulnerable service users where possible, to develop, regain and maintain skills to maximize independent living. This will involve prompting and/or support with very personal care tasks. To continuously assess service users’ needs and monitor the aims, objectives, and outcomes of the Support/Care Plan, feeding back where support can be reduced or ceased, in a timely manner. To participate in the assessment and care/support planning process (where required). Liaise with other professionals/family members and Carers, reporting any key concerns to respective Senior Staff in line with the requirements of all relevant legislation & local policies, procedures, and guidance, including potential Safeguarding concerns.

To participate (where required) in a range of formal and informal meetings/feedback regarding service users’ abilities/needs. This may include organizing /or being part of regular Service Reviews. To support Service Users in managing their finances where required, this could include helping with shopping, bill paying, pension collection, confirmation of finances, and reassurance regarding finances. Support service users with identified aspects of medication administration prescribed by GP.

Provide physical and emotional support for service users who may be nearing the end of life, in conjunction with their families, friends, and other professionals, with support from the staff team and seniors. Respect the religious, spiritual, and cultural needs of service users in conjunction with their care plans. Supplementary Accountabilities  Be aware and comply with all relevant legislation, policies, procedures & guidance on Health & Safety, Manual Handling, COSSH, Food Hygiene, Fire, First Aid, and Accident/Incident reporting (not exhaustive list) Demonstrate a high degree of physical capacity to walk, sit, stretch, bend, twist, and support. Balance and frequently handle service users and items of equipment. To be able to make decisions in an emergency, which may affect service users, i.e. liaising with Ambulance Service, District Nursing, Police, hours GP, Home line, On-Call officer, carers and family, and any other hour’s service.

Job Specific Competencies: Hold NVQ Level 2 in Care or have willing to work towards. Ideally, you will be literate and numerate, physically flexible, and fit to work in confined spaces e.g. bending to assist with items of clothing, bathing, assisting service users transfer in and out of bed, from bed to chair, and sitting to stand. To be suitably mobile to travel within the Borough boundaries as required.

In accordance with the provisions of the Health & Safety at work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations 1999, you must take reasonable care so as not to endanger yourself or other persons whilst at work. You must also co-operate with the Council to enable it to comply with its statutory duties for health & safety. You must work in accordance with training or instructions given, make proper use of any personal protective equipment provided and inform your manager of any hazardous situations or risks of which you are aware. This post is subject to a DBS disclosure,

 

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