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Reablement Support Officer, Part time (Reablement West Rehabilitation)

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

About the role

Our Reablement Support Officers work with a number of people in the community each day. You’ll travel to the people’s homes to support them with regaining skills and confidence to enable them to become more independent, actively promoting their choice and dignity.

It’s an incredibly rewarding role, every day and every visit is different! You’ll work with autonomy and independence but within a close-knit team, and you’ll have regular support from the Reablement Team Manager.

You’ll also work closely with other our health partners such as the intermediate care team.

Part time shifts available rotation (earlies and lates).

16 hours: 2 x 7am-11:30am followed by 2x 6pm-10:30pm (not flexible).

At £13.74 per hour. 

Your office base will be Chedworth Close in Ecton Brook, Northampton. We pay for whole shifts (not just individual visits) and pay 45p per mile.

What will you be doing?

Day to day, you’ll see multiple individuals in their own homes, you’ll sometimes visit with a colleague but mostly you’ll work on your own.

You’ll then visit them regularly to monitor progress and support them with day-to-day activities which could include personal care, meal preparation, mobility and accessing the community with the aim of enabling them to regain their independence. 

You’ll case manage reablement journeys, from initial assessment through to discharge. You’ll meet people after referral to assess their needs and support each individual to and support in the planning of their reablement goals. You’ll also support people by signposting them to other agencies where appropriate, for example Assistive Technology, Age UK, Northamptonshire Carers etc.

Your office base will be Chedworth Close in Ecton Brook, Northampton. We pay for whole shifts (not just individual visits) and pay 45p per mile.


About you

  • You’ll be confident working independently and have the ability to handle unexpected situations or challenges, being able to identify the source of a problem and find an effective solution.
  • You’ll need previous experience within a health or social care setting, and either currently have, or be willing to work towards, NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent.
  • A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required, as you will travel countywide within Northamptonshire. 

For a further discussion or information about this role, please email:

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • We pay for whole shifts (not just individual visits) and pay at 45p per mile.
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options 
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.


About us

We're a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we're embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is 'to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive'. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

At West Northants Council, it's about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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