Support at Home Service -Reablement Worker x 2, 25 hrs, Various Locations (397.14) C/D 27/08/17

West Lothian Council

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Post 1 - 25 hrs per week, salary pro rata + 14% shift allowance - Fixed Term until 31 March 2018

Post 2 - 25 hrs per week, salary pro rata + 14% shift allowance - permanent

The re-ablement team, part of the larger Support at Home Service, has now been in operation since April 2012 and continues to develop its presence within West Lothian.

What is re-ablement?

Re ablement is the name given to an approach we use in how we assess and support people. The intention of re-ablement is to provide a range of short term intensive supports to adults and older people which will include personal care along with other daily living activities the purpose of which is to encourage service users to become as independent as possible, whilst remaining at home.

How does this differ from traditional social care?

Previously using a more traditional approach as a care worker you would visit someone at home and carry out everyday tasks for a service user. Using the re-ablement approach instead of doing tasks, you will work with service users to support them to learn or re-learn how to do the sort of activities needed for everyday life. For example helping someone to become independent with getting out of bed or preparing meals using particular pieces of equipment, or technology. The focus of the support will be determined by the service user’s needs and abilities.

Who is re-ablement for?

The service is available to adults and older people who reside within West Lothian.

We are now looking to appoint 2 re-ablement workers to join the Reablement team. Working for 25 hours per week, you will provide a service, on a rota basis between the hours of 7am – 10 pm, seven days per week, including Public Holidays.

Ideally applicants should have experience of working in a community based setting, and should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of health issues. However we are equally interested in your personality and attitude, as well as you possessing an interest and desire to support people within their own homes. Full training for the role will be given.

This post is considered Regulated Work with protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

A full driving licence is required.

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