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Enablement Carer

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

The Role

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Enablement Carers 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, 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 carers 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.  Richmond and Wandsworth Councils also provide ongoing training and support to further develop your skills, for example QCF level 3 in Health & Social Care.

We are recruiting into several posts across 7 days; with a requirement of weekend work. The shifts available are: 7.00am to 11.00am, 7am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 8.00pm and 5pm to 9.30pm. All staff are expected to work every other weekend.

For an informal discussion please contact Connie Lally, KITE Manager at Connie.Lally@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. A generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays, prorated for part time staff.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as, 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:   Sunday 3rd January 2021

Shortlisting Date: Monday 4th January 2021

Interview Date:  W/C 11th January 2021

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.

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).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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