Are you an empathetic, caring, person centred individual? To be able to work within social care you need to have great communication skills as you work with a variety of different people with varying needs and different communication capabilities. Working in social care offers a wide variety of training opportunities, teaching you different skills and knowledge, and we want you to bring your passionate and brilliant personality with you.
We encourage everyone from different backgrounds to apply, a qualification is not necessary. When starting within the role, you are taken through the care certificate which is an agreed set of standards, that define your knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be able to carry out the job role, your line manager will support you through this via training, e-learning, observations and conversations. You will then be supported to achieve your Level 2 and Level 3 diploma in health and social care whilst doing the role, you will be given time to complete the qualification within work time.
‘The Service is First Class’ and ‘Love Everything about Reablement’ are just some of the pieces of feedback the service has received recently from citizens who have used the service. A Reablement Support Worker is the perfect role for you if you want to contribute to an excellent service that improves the lives of citizens in the community.
The Reablement team provides a life changing service to the people of Manchester by helping them to regain or attain as much independence as they can in their own homes. Our Reablement Support Workers do this by motivating and inspiring people to re-learn daily skills and enhance their quality of life.
You will be fully trained to assist people to meet their care needs, which can range from motivational support to personal care. This is a community-based role and involves travelling to support people in their own homes.
You will work to individualised support/goal plans, with the aim of encouraging people to do these things for themselves, wherever possible. We also promote and supply tech equipment to help people.
This role involves shift work that meets the needs of the citizens, these are typically 8.00 to 14.00 hrs and 16.00 to 22.00 hrs and successful applicants will work on a rota that is provided in advance to cover shifts that also include weekends and bank holidays.
We offer a fantastic reward and recognition package, including a structured and supported career pathway, access to professional career development and discounts across Manchester and beyond. You can find a full list of benefits here
You can find more feedback on the Reablement service here
The team supports citizens with Learning and Physical Disabilities to live in their own home, living as independently as possible, supporting choice and developing skills. The level of support will differ greatly from citizen to citizen depending on their need and the activities that they may take part in. The Disability Supported Accommodation Service supports citizens in 39 locations across the city of Manchester.
There is also a Short Breaks service which provides support to citizens with learning and physical disabilities as part of respite, across 3 locations in Manchester.
Working within the service is very rewarding, one of our Support Workers commented "The best part about being a support worker is the satisfaction of knowing you can make a difference in somebody’s life and helping people to achieve their goals"
You have the opportunity to build a rapport with the citizens you support, and establish a valued and trusted relationship. One of the Short Break citizens recently provided some feedback: “Staff make me feel safe and put me first. They make me feel confident and improve how I feel about myself”
Each location has a rota that has been designed to best support the needs of the citizens. These rotas cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some locations will have waking nights in place, others will have sleep ins (this means staff sleep at the location). Staff will work an average of 35 hours a week and you will be given your rotas 6 weeks in advance. 17.5 hour part time posts will be considered in some locations
The benefits of working for Manchester City Council and the service itself, can be found here. These include a fantastic career pathway, generous annual leave and access to discounts across the UK.
Apply for a Support Worker role using this link
Apply for an Assistant Support Worker role using this link