Reablement Support Worker – Taunton

Location: Taunton

Role type: Home Care

Salary: £12.60

Somerset Care is an award-winning not-for-profit provider of care across the South West. When people think about care, they think of the Somerset Care Group.

You MUST have a Full valid driving licence and your own vehicle to apply for this role.

We unfortunately are not able to offer sponsorship on this role.

We aim to be the provider of choice, supporting people to live the life they choose.

Staff required for a well-established D2A (Discharge to Access) service across Taunton and West Somerset delivering a reablement and assessment service, working in conjunction with the NHS enabling patients to leave Hospital sooner with a level of support that they need to regain lost skills and abilities to live independently.
Good background in care with experience in ‘doing with and not doing for’, must have a desire to provide high quality care.

You will need care experience to be considered for this role.

Full and part time posts available, 25-39 hour contracts working a 2 week rolling rota, including every other weekend. Shifts on a full-time rota are 7-2.30 and 2.30-10, part time to be discussed at interview stage. Drivers with own vehicles desirable, the option of a company vehicle for 39hr contracts subject to availability

Full training given with on-going support, we encourage everyone to develop within their roles and will support qualifications in care, good career progression within the organisation.

Paid annual Leave, your travel time, and mileage is paid at 45p per mile in addition to your salary. We pay our staff half of their annual MOT test and provide them with complimentary breakdown cover plus many other benefits.

The role does require you to be a driver and be prepared to travel out of area when required, company car may be available for use, this is discussed at interview stage.

Purpose of role

To support a person to return to their home environment once discharged from an acute setting. The main purpose is to promote and support with independence, encouraging the person to return to their previous baseline where possible. Goals will be agreed and set on day of discharge with the individual, the key worker and the D2A team member. Goals are assessed daily to establish any ongoing needs and identify any other referrals to support with independent living. Documentation to be of a high standard to allow the assessment process to flow. The role requires the D2A team member to work closely with our partners, NHS, ASC, Village Agents, and other outside supporting agencies. Strong communication skills are essential for this role.

Role responsibilities (not an extensive list)

  • To provide safe, compassionate, and reliable support
  • To always promote dignity
  • To respect the individual choice
  • To encourage independence
  • To listen and act on information received in a timely manner.
  • To report any concerns following the company guidelines
  • To record accurate information
  • To work with the partnership group
  • Build relationships and maintain them, internally and externally.
  • To work as part of a team
  • Good IT skills

We really care about our staff and offer a range of excellent benefits:

  • We have partnered with Wagestream so you can access your earned wages before payday
  • So Much More Rewarding – provides access to discounts at 1000’s of high street retailers. Make So Much More Rewarding a part of the way you shop and you could save on average £1,000 per year
  • Excellent training & development opportunities with recognised qualifications.
  • Access to The Hub online learning platform – our one stop shop for learning & development
  • Free counselling service – 24-hour helpline for staff and their families
  • Fully paid induction and DBS paid by Somerset Care
  • Refer a Friend Bonus – £350 per person you refer (Uncapped and paid on successful appointment)
  • And so much more!

Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

Apply now!