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Enablement Carer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

18 hours per week, fixed term until 31/03/2021 x 7 posts

30 hours per week, permanent x 1 post

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enablement carer in our Keep Independent Through Enablement Team (KITE). Wandsworth KITE provides short-term support to people in their own homes to help them meet set goals and be as independent as possible. It is for people who have been discharged from hospital or whose health and ability has deteriorated. The KITE service is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are looking to recruit caring and compassionate carers to join our team. Enablement Carers play an important role in assisting and supporting people to build their confidence and become more independent over a short time, typically three to four weeks. You will need to be positive and encouraging and be able to motivate people to work towards agreed goals.

You will need to understand the principles of Enablement and understand responsibility to safeguard adults and children. You must have good social skills and be able to work together with adults, their careers and families, and other professionals such as Community Nurses.

Successful candidates will be part of a vibrant team, working closely with Hospital Social Work Teams, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners.

Full training will be provided in line with the Care Certificate 2014.  Wandsworth Council also provide ongoing training and support to further develop your skills, for example QCF level3 in Health and Social Care.

We have various shifts available, across 7 days; with a requirement of weekend work - every other weekend. The shifts available are: 7am to 11am, 7am to 2.30pm, 4.30pm to 9.30pm and 5pm to 9.30pm.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include up a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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