Senior Reablement Worker

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Reference:3/AD/20/613 

Salary:£21,748.00 - £23,080.00 

Working Hours:Various 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Various across the county of Gloucestershire - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:20 January 2021 at midnight 

Fixed Term for 12 months

Gloucestershire Reablement services are managed by Integrated Care Teams who are run by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Therefore whilst senior reablement workers are employed by the County Council, they will often work under the direction and supervision of Trust managers.


Due to service expansion we are pleased to offer opportunities to work as a senior reablement worker within the reablement service, with full time and part time positions available. The positions will be based in one of 5 locations across the county (Forest, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cotswolds), with the expectation that staff are willing and able to travel across the County as per the requirements of the service.


The post holder will be responsible for undertaking ‘first visits’ to individuals, including developing goal plans and completing relevant risk assessments. They are responsible for delivering quality, safe, effective, responsive and caring reablement services for any person discharged from hospital (Home First) or referred via the community who is identified as having the potential to develop their skills and independence in a given area; even if this is exclusively in the form of small goals and will not lead to absolute rehabilitation; this includes, as appropriate, the need to provide practical, personal and intimate care.


The overall service supports over 15,000 people per year, providing over 2,000 commissioned hours of reablement/Home First intervention per week. Our Home First/Reablement teams are developing as part of wider Integrated Community Teams, benefiting from access to a range of other professionals, including Therapists and Community Nurses. The communities we support are in both rural and urban settings, across the County of Gloucestershire. Support is offered from the Home First/Reablement service in Hospital and in people’s residency, including their own home or residential settings.


We’re proud to have over 150 dedicated reablement workers, senior reablement workers and reablement coordinators, who support people to be as independent as they can be.


The Gloucestershire Home First/Reablement service has not previously been inspected by CQC and the registered manager is a new position within the service. However other services working within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are reviewed as ‘Good’. We are constantly striving to make improvements to drive up quality standards for the people we support, including recently having replaced and reviewed most of our paperwork and mandatory training offer.


We are looking for individuals that meet the conditions set out in our attached job description.


We offer:


Our reablement service is developing its offer to meet its ambitious vision - to reach out to more people, to build stronger relationships with other services, organisations and communities, and to be sustainable within the sector’s financial context.


Our senior reablement workers do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. And that’s exactly what we aim to do for them. Here are some of the ways we aim to achieve this:



  • Regular formal and informal support in a supportive well-established team

  • Annual leave up to 29.5 days after 5 years employment

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Staff discounts

  • Robust supervision and training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills, including access to mandatory training


If this sounds exciting to you, and you have the skills, experience and motivation to help us make the difference, we look forward to hearing from you.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

Additional Information

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