We are recruiting self-motivated and enthusiastic Care workers who are car drivers, to work 26.25 Hrs per week in 2 hubs across the Wakefield District and in conjunction with the hospital social work team. The Service is an essential service which works 7 days per week 52 weeks of the year on a two week rota which includes early shifts from 7:00 to 15:00 and late shifts from 14:30 to 22:30 on an established alternating rota which includes weekends and bank holidays, where additional enhancements are paid on top of the basic salary.
Our service offers a number of supportive routes which are all underpinned by a Reablement model and includes: Reablement: which is a short and intensive Reablement service,
usually delivered in the person’s own home and is offered to people with disabilities and those who are recovering from an illness or injury and have the potential for significant improvement.
The purpose of Reablement is to help people who have experienced deterioration in their health or have increased support needs, to relearn skills required to keep them safe and independent at home.
Bridging service: which provides care and support to people who are waiting for a long term package of care to be agreed or to bridge a period of time before a package of care can restart.
A resettlement service: which provides care and support for a short period of time to settle people back into their previous daily routine and gives extra support with confidence building and time to readjust after a period of time away from home.
Emergency care and support response: to people who need extra support whilst further assessments can be completed.
As a social care provider you will work in the heart of your local community, providing care and support to vulnerable people within their own homes. You will make a difference to the quality of a person’s life by supporting them with their daily living activities. Which can include intimate personal care: showering/bathing, dressing or undressing, assisting with toileting, along with administering medication and support with meal preparation to enable individuals to get the most from their daily life.
If you have experience of working in a care setting, have provided informal care and support to family or friends and understand that a person is at the centre of the care being delivered and you have a willingness to learn and develop your skills, then we would love to hear from you.
- We offer a competitive salary
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Access to an occupational pension scheme
- A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discounts
For further information about the post please contact: Janice Ward Reablement Team Manager on 01924 303882.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.
Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.