We Care for Manchester!

We Care for Manchester!

Great training, great starting salary, and the chance to build a career in care and make a difference. Join our Reablement team today.

We’re looking for people like you who can join our social care team and work with people of Manchester who need our support to achieve their goals.

Our Reablement service transforms the way people with social care needs have those needs met. The team provides a life changing service to people by helping them be as independent as possible whilst remaining in their own homes. The team offer a range of flexible support in the home.

No two days are quite the same in Reablement. We support a wide range of people. For some people it could be help with personal care, while others may need help to get out of the house and take part in social activities. Our aim is to maximise people’s ability to be independent.

Reablement Support Workers
Salary: £22,369 to £24,054 (per annum pro rata – plus 10% flexibility payment)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 30 per week – working on a 3 week rota, covering early and late shifts, also working bank holidays and weekends.

Work Location:  Citywide – role involves community working from one of our bases in North, South or Central Manchester.

DBS Check Required.

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We make a difference in Reablement. Our approach to care keeps people out of hospital, keeps them safe and keeps them independent so they can remain at home and don’t need further support.

Ensuring that people can stay at home after a period of Reablement and preventing them from going into residential or nursing care is what we’re all about. We do this by working together with people to agree the goals they want to achieve. Then we work towards these goals, identifying how we will support them to achieve them.

We’ve been able to invest in this service and are offering opportunities to people to join our team. You’ll be part of a team of over 250 Reablement staff right across the city who work for Manchester Local Care Organisation which is a partnership organisation between Manchester City Council and the NHS.

What we can offer you

We think social care is a great place to work. You’ll be part of a supportive team and we offer a fantastic reward and recognition package.

This includes a structured and supported induction, a career pathway, access to professional career development and discounts across Manchester and beyond.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Competitive rates of pay including a starting salary on entry of £20,444 plus a 10% flexibility allowance
  • Full training as you join us – including professional qualifications – so you learn and earn
  • A career pathway – many of our staff go on to train and apply for more senior roles in social care and the NHS as they develop with us
  • A pension that we pay towards, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave on joining us (rising to 30 days after 5 years)
  • A 30-hour working week
  • Staff benefits and discounts – including savings across a range of household name stores through our MCR+ card, as well as interest free ticket and travelcard loans so you get the best value travel, discounted bus tickets, a cycle to work scheme and much more.

Is it for me?

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds. A qualification or experience in the care sector is not essential. Training will be provided as part of your role. You can read more about that below.

It’s not just great training that makes a great Reablement team member. To work in social care you need to have the right values, be compassionate and caring and have a person centred approach. You need to be good at talking to people and equally good at listening to them. In this role you will be working with a variety of different people with varying needs and different communication capabilities.

This role involves shift work, you will be community based and visiting people in their homes to provide support.  Shifts are typically 8.00 to 14.00 hrs and 16.00 to 22.00 hrs. Our team work on a rota over 7 days which is provided in advance. Shifts include weekends and bank holidays. We do try and be flexible while meeting service need.

To give you an idea of how a shift rota works, here’s an example of a typical three-week rota pattern which you could be assigned to. An early shift is 8:00-14:00 and the late shift is 16:00-22:00.

Mon  Tues Wed  Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Week 1 Late Late Late Late Day Off Early Early
Week 2 Early Early Day Off Day Off Late Late Late
Week 3 Late Day Off Early Early Early Day Off Day Off

Training that will set you up for a career in care

Working in social care as part of Manchester Local Care Organisation and Manchester City Council means you’ll get a wide variety of training opportunities. These will teach you some of the different skills, care techniques and knowledge that you will need and it’s part of the job so you will be earning already while learning these skills.

  • Firstly, your line manager will initially support you through the care certificate which is done through training, e-learning, observations and conversations when you join us
  • 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 qualifications within work time and we will support you to achieve these nationally recognised qualifications. The diploma is a can be a great gateway into other roles in health and care in the future.

Want to apply today or find out more?

Could you care for Manchester? If you think you’re the right person apply to join the team with us today. We’d love to hear from you.

You can apply online here.