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Team Leader (Reablement)

West Northamptonshire Council
£36,734 - £39,278 D.O.E
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Health and Social Care, Adult Services
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Reablement West provides exceptional levels of Reablement support across West Northants in people’s own homes. We work to provide a fast, responsive service to individuals, who without immediate support, will be at risk of either being admitted to an acute hospital or care home or will be unnecessarily delayed from returning home. Our friendly and committed staff provide the highest level of Reablement support to vulnerable adults in West Northants.

We apply strength-based ways of working to enable people to regain their independence whilst assessing risks associated, which will include arranging equipment, connecting people to community resources and support, and increasing people’s skills and confidence.

Our approach:

· Focuses on a person’s strengths to promote and maximise independence and wellbeing.

· Rebuilds confidence after a spell of illness, deterioration in health, an injury, a hospital admission, or an acquired disability.

· Is different to traditional home care as it involves care providers standing back and encouraging the promotion of self-care skills that may have been lost.

· Supports people to regain or retain skills to enable them to manage with minimal or no support.

· Short-term and intensive.

· About setting and working toward meaningful goals.

· Aims to reconnect people with their communities to reduce social isolation.

· Can help to reduce the amount of care the person needs from carers and family.

· Reablement has a multi-disciplinary approach which means the teams work with one another to ensure your plan is person centred.

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Professional subscriptions / registration - if your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.
What will you be doing?

As a team leader, you’ll work closely with the existing Reablement Team Leaders and you will be a point of contact for all team members, so your communication skills should be excellent. Your proactive approach will ensure smooth team operations and effective collaboration with the reablement team.

You will be responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members, overseeing day-to-day operation of a team that works from 7am – 11pm, 365 days a year.

Your management skills will inspire your team and promote a culture of open communication. You’ll set clear goals for your team, delegate tasks and ensure deadlines are met. You’ll recognise high performance and feedback regularly to your team, whilst listening to and acting on their feedback to you around any concerns they may have. You’ll monitor your team’s performance and report on metrics, identifying training needs and provide coaching in ways which ensure good practices are developed and maintained within the service.

Ultimately, your role is to lead and direct the team to provide high quality, person-centred care in a way which promotes the dignity, privacy, safety and independence of people using the service.

About you

Evidence of ongoing CPD to demonstrate knowledge of latest research and good practice guidance.

· NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care or relevant other discipline (if not held, must be willing to work towards).

· A full clean driving license and access to your own vehicle.

· Experience in a similar role.

· Ability to use basic IT and ideally specialist IT systems such as Eclipse, Cygnum and Searchlight

Our teams work full or part time, over 7 days including alternate weekends with a mixture of late and early shifts. A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required as you will travel countywide as and when required.

About us

We're a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we're embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is 'to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive'. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

Hear more from Anna Earnshaw, our Chief Executive, about working for West Northants Council:

At West Northants Council, it's about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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