We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:
- Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days annual leave per year, 28 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.
- 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 to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
- 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.
The council is in the process of implementing a new pay structure and terms and conditions which will be applicable to this role. The outcome could result in a future variation to the advertised salary, and this will be discussed at interview.
About the role
As a Supervisor, you’ll respond to referrals and advise on eligibility for services. You will also support and assist a group of staff in the undertaking of social care assessments with individuals, and putting in place ongoing support plans to meet individual’s needs.
Our Supervisors assist the registered manager in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff to ensure appropriate competent staff for service. Your management skills will inspire your team and promote a culture of open communication.
You’ll set clear goals for your team, prioritise and direct the workload of the team. You’ll recognise high performance and feedback regularly to your team, whilst listening to and acting on their feedback to you around any concerns they may have. You’ll monitor your team’s performance, identifying training needs and provide coaching in ways which ensure good practices are developed and maintained within the service.
Deputise for the registered manager in their absence, including monitoring the quality of the service and taking actions to rectify operational difficulties.
Ultimately, your role is to lead a team to provide high quality, person-centred care in a way which promotes the dignity, privacy, safety and independence of people using the service.
Shifts: A mixture of late and earlies, between the hours of 7am and 10.30pm with alternate weekend working and bank holidays.
What will you be doing?
Reablement West provides exceptional levels of Reablement support across West Northants in people’s own homes. We work to provide a fast, responsive service to individuals, who without immediate support, will be at risk of either being admitted to an acute hospital or care home or will be unnecessarily delayed from returning home. Our friendly and committed staff provide the highest level of Reablement support to vulnerable adults in West Northants.
We apply strength-based ways of working to enable people to regain their independence whilst assessing risks associated, which will include arranging equipment, connecting people to community resources and support, and increasing people’s skills and confidence.
- Focuses on a person’s strengths to promote and maximise independence and wellbeing.
- Rebuilds confidence after a spell of illness, deterioration in health, an injury, a hospital admission, or an acquired disability.
- Is different to traditional home care as it involves care providers standing back and encouraging the promotion of self-care skills that may have been lost.
- Supports people to regain or retain skills to enable them to manage with minimal or no support.
- Short-term and intensive.
- About setting and working toward meaningful goals.
- Aims to reconnect people with their communities to reduce social isolation.
- Can help to reduce the amount of care the person needs from carers and family.
- Reablement has a multi-disciplinary approach which means the teams work with one another to ensure your plan is person centred.
- Evidence of ongoing CPD to demonstrate knowledge of latest research and good practice guidance.
- QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care or relevant other discipline (if not held, must be willing to work towards).
- Knowledge and understanding of National Care Standards.
- Proven experience and knowledge of the customer group sufficient to lead, direct and train staff.
- Basic computer skills in Word, Excel and email.
A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required as you will travel countywide as and when required.
Career development and training opportunities
Our team’s learning and development is very important to us. It ensures we have the right people, with the right skills, doing the right job. We are committed to career development and have a variety of career pathways, for those who want to progress or specialise.
All new starters are required to complete the Care Certificate (if not already done), alongside mandatory training within their induction period, and courses are updated throughout your employment.
- First aid
- Food hygiene
- Health, safety and fire
- Infection control
- Moving and handling
- Additional training is also provided to meet specific support needs for the people we support
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
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
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-
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.