East Renfrewshire Council and Social Care Partnership are establishing a homecare re-ablement approach to service provision. The purpose of this service is to work with individuals to regain or re-learn the skills and confidence they may have lost as a result of poor health or as a consequence of having spent a period of time in hospital. The focus will be on helping individuals “to do for themselves” in their own home rather than “doing for”.
However, in addition, and where necessary, the service will also provide care for those individuals who may not be ready for re-ablement at the point of discharge from hospital or for whom re-ablement would not be considered appropriate.
- Working under the direction of occupational therapists to actively encourage and work with individuals to help them regain the confidence and skills they require for independent living in their own home. This will include working with the person across a broad range of re-ablement activities as per the individuals care plan e.g. looking after their own personal care, meal provision, mobility and promoting general health and wellbeing.
- Assist in identifying individual’s needs and aspirations and contribute to the development of personalised person centred care and support plans.
- Follow the individuals care plans and ensure all documentation is fully and accurately maintained to agreed standards and procedures.
- Undertake all tasks with sensitivity, understanding and respect, recognising that individuals will come from a diversity of cultures and beliefs.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Regularly report on progress and any changes in the persons circumstances
- Part time 17.5 hrs and Full time hrs 35 hrs available
- An hourly rate of pay between £9.61 and £10.48
- Roles in various locations across East Renfrewshire
- Opportunity to attend training and workshops for personal and professional development
- Paid annual leave (starting at 22 days pro rata)
- Generous local government pension scheme
- Comprehensive induction programme
- Experience of working with older people, either formally or informally
- Good understanding of the needs of individuals, particularly in relation to re-ablemment, e.g. promoting independence in personal care and activities of daily living
- Good literacy and numerical skills
- Ability to achieve the standards required by Scottish Social Services Council
- SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
Skills, abilities and personal qualities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Understanding of the need to keep within professional boundaries
- Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
- Awareness of Health and Safety issues
- Ability to monitor and report changes in the identified needs of individuals
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