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Reablement Team Leader

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/06/2019 23:59
£34,788.00 - £37,849.00 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
23 Jun

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This post is a re-advertisement - previous applicants will need to re-apply.

An exciting opportunity has arisen following a review of our Reablement Service.

The normal working hours for the role will be 37 hours per week Monday - Friday (with access to the Council's flexi time scheme). You will be managing a service operating over 7 days therefore occasional weekend cover is expected. You will also be providing out-of-hours advice to front line staff as required based on a rota system alongside other managers.

The RIACT review has been undertaken as part of the transformation programme of adult social care. The programme focused on reviewing our services, to ensure we are taking all opportunities to manage demand and maximise independence effectively.

The RIACT Team is co-located with our health colleagues. We are based at Hundens Lane in Darlington and provide a short term intervention service for adults aged 18+. We are a team who provide advice, information and formal support to individuals and their families. Individuals are referred into our service due to ill-health, disability or impairment.
The individual can be referred whilst in the community or prior to discharge from hospital. As part of a multi-disciplinary team we have one vision, which is to enable individuals to reach their optimal level of independence or functioning to return or remain in their own homes.

The post holder will be enthusiastic and motivated in their approach. They will be responsible for the day to day management of the Reablement Team and the effective delivery of the service. This is alongside the Team Manager and as such they will need to be a pro-active member of the leadership team. They will be part of a supportive, evolving and multi-disciplinary team, developing a service that puts the individual at the centre. This role will also take on supervisory responsibility with Coordinator and support workers on shift, assist with the allocation of work and monitoring of performance.

The successful applicant will:
• Be able to take responsibility for staff management and budgetary control
• Be the registered manager with the CQC and lead on activities related to registration requirements.
• Be willing to undertake training if required.
• Be able to complete a strength based functional assessments and identify effective goals in order to maximise independence.
• Be able to work in a busy environment and to tight time scales.
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Be committed to multi-disciplinary working.

Our team offers regular supervision and appraisal, excellent training opportunities and strong team identity.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Carmel Reilly, Team Manager on 01325 342111.

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