Are you passionate about providing care, and want to make a difference in your local community? We have opportunities to work in Homecare across the city, with regular hours and full training provided.
The starting salary is £18,426 rising to £18,795 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period. This is pro rata for part time hours.
Hours will be worked according to a rota, and this will include weekend work. Nottingham City Council are pleased to offer the opportunity for successful applicants to this post to undertake cycling training, and be issued with a Nottingham City Council (electric assisted) bike for use to fulfil the requirements of the role. We also welcome applications from drivers who have access to their own car.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
Nottingham City Council Homecare provides two services; Social Care Reablement and JackDawe.
Social Care Reablement is a specialist Homecare team that works across the city to provide support to citizens in their own homes. This is mostly acute, short term care for citizens who have recently been discharged from Hospital or another service. The focus of the work done by Social Care Reablement is to help citizens reintegrate back into their previous lives, whether that is socially, physically or emotionally.
The JackDawe team provide a specialist service supporting citizens with a range of complex needs, to enable them to continue with everyday activities and tasks that are meaningful to them. This also encourages independence and can reduce the impact of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated many complex needs. JackDawe service also supports in practical ways, such as medication management, personal care and home management.
Both teams encourage independence and choice for citizens, and control over the way their care is provided. This involves not only providing personalised care as directed in the citizen’s care plan, but also encouraging and enhancing the wellbeing of citizens through promotion of independence, early intervention, community support and friendships.
• Implementation of Care Plans and contribution to running records and daily monitoring forms;
• Ability to encourage and support citizens to achieve and/or maintain maximum independence, and to maintain contact with friends, family and community;
• Knowledge and understanding of the rights, needs and feelings of vulnerable adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds;
• Ability to follow all instructions, policies, procedures and guidelines.
In your personal statement, make sure you consider the following points:
• Describe how you might have cared for or provided support for someone in the past (this can include paid, voluntary or support for relatives);
• Describe what kind of person you are and what qualities you have, that make you good at care work.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Children and Adults Barred List.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification, which is attached further down on this page.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities, LGBT and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.