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Enablement Carer

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an 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 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 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.  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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Shortlisting Date: Monday 2 April 2019  

Interview Date: w/c Monday 9th April 2019

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

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