It is the purpose of this role is to deliver services that:
Form part of the transitional care pathway which is a range of integrated services, and supports the promotion of independence and faster recovery from illness. The Service aims to prevent unnecessary acute hospital admission, premature admission to residential care, support timely discharge from hospital, to minimise, delay or avoid the need for long term domiciliary supports and to maximise independent living. Evidence shows that timely periods of social care reablement, focusing on skills for daily living, can enable people to live more independently and reduce their need for ongoing support.
The key focus of a Reablement Assistant is to provide support to individual's to maximise their independence through re-learning skills in relation to a range of functions and tasks this will encourage people to things for themselves, increase confidence and self esteem and maintain their ability to live independently in the community.
To provide direct care and support as part of a multidisciplinary team that will.
To work in conjunction with Reablement Officers, Social Workers, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Community Nurse, families and other supports to achieve goals in planned programmes of reablement in client's homes.
Staff will be expected to train towards NVQ level 3 in Promoting Independence, as well as develop competencies in reablement skills and New Types of Working.
Promote independence and the personalisation agenda within the service and with other key partners to empower service users and enable them to maintain independent for as long as possible.
3. JOB CONTENT:
a) Support service users to maximise their independence through regaining/relearning the skills and confidence required to participate in/meet their personal care needs, eg: washing, dressing, showering, bathing, oral hygiene, personal grooming, eating, drinking, toileting and continence management etc.
b) Identify equipment and telecare that could support a service user to maximise their level of independence and notify Team Leaders.
c) Support service users to regain/learn the skills, knowledge and confidence required to participate in/prepare a hot drink or meal as independently and as safely as possible.
d) Support service users to regain skills and ability to manage their domestic daily living tasks as independently and safely as possible eg: washing up, cleaning, laundry, ironing etc. This might involve exploring alternative forms of support available where an individual is unable to participate in these activities.
e) Support service users wherever possible and appropriate to participate in/undertake their own shopping, including where appropriate planning a shopping list, taking to the shops and assisting with shopping.
f) Support service users to access facilities and resources in the community as independently as possible, eg: shops, leisure activities, library, college, hair dressers, gym, church etc. This will include exploring transport options, accessibility, location of facilities, individual interests, and the level of support or equipment a service user might need in the longer term.
g) Support service users to be as independent as possible with budgeting, money management as identified in the reablement plan
h) Where directed and trained by Therapists, support service users with exercise/therapy programmes, to practise transfers and to mobilise within and outside the home.
i) Provide non invasive catheter care, including changing and emptying of catheter bags and associated monitoring
j) Putting on appliances with appropriate training for example leg calliper artificial limbs and surgical stockings
k) Administration of medication in accordance with the Service Providers policies and procedures and supported by appropriate training and assessment of staff competency and appropriate insurance cover. It is expected that medication policies will as a minimum enable Providers to assist Service Users to administer medication.
l) Were appropriate, provide a range of therapeutic skills including support for social and environmental adjustments that the service users and their family members/ informal supporters may need in response to reduced functional capacity.
m) Maximise each service users natural supports and usage of universal services.
n) Support the service users to make and maintain links with their local community, including accessing the Help Direct Service.
o) Provide weekly feedback on service user progress to line manager.
p) Provide immediate emergency feedback e.g. admitted to hospital, decline in health immediately via telephone to line manager jobs-northwest.co.uk - 10 months ago