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We have an exciting opportunity to join our regulated Home First Community Support service as a Rehabilitation Officer based in our busy ‘Duty’ office.
Our aim is to ensure that a person can remain at home and feel confident and is safe to live as independently as possible following a period of illness or injury. We work in partnership with other social care and health professionals to prevent care needs from escalating and to prevent avoidable admissions and facilitate appropriate early discharge from hospital.
Our Rehabilitation service ‘helps people do things for themselves’ rather than ‘doing it for them’ through short term intensive support programmes that enables people to optimise their daily living skills and wellbeing. The role will involve working with individuals and their circle of support to regain their confidence and move forward with their life – based on their abilities and strengths and those of their family and community.
As a back up officer you will support the senior on duty with throughput, ensuing referrals and the review and ending of rehabilitation support packages. You will also support front line staff under the direction of the senior in the day to day business and smooth running of a regulated service.
Home First Community Support is the Local Authorities crisis ‘out of hours’ provider ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults with social care needs across the whole of North Lincolnshire 365/24/7.
You will, under the direction of the senior rehabilitation officer on duty, respond in a timely manner to crisis situations such as out of hours to members of the public, their families and carers, hospital discharges, police, mental health, homeless officer, control centre.
As you will have regular contact with members of the public over the telephone, you must have the ability to converse easily with customers/clients and be able to provide advice or guidance in accurate spoken English.
As a rehabilitation officer in duty, you will need to be solution focussed, have the ability to motivate others, have excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills and be able to work autonomously in complex situations to determine need and facilitate progress through the service.
You will also be responsible for providing appropriate day-to-day supervision of a designated number of Community Reablement Assistants, to include supervision, observations and competency assessments.
In addition, following training you will be required to act as a key trainer, assisting the Back Care Lead in providing moving and handling training and guidance to staff.
Post holders are expected to be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their post and may be asked to perform other duties, which reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility.
Closing date: Monday 24th May 2021. Interviews to be held: week beginning 7th June 2021.
For more information please contact Lorna Wilkinson 01724 296834/ 01724 298178
To apply for this job please visit northlincs.current-vacancies.com.