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Reablement Support Workers & Home Carers - Apply Anytime

New Opportunity! New Career!

We are looking to expand our successful, highly motivated and committed Reablement Team and Homecare Team.  You can apply for these roles at any time, so please carry on reading to find out more.....

Reablement Support Workers

Salary: £17,007 - £17,391 pro rata

Hours: Various shifts available, 16, 20 and 25 hours per week, with the opportunity to work additional hours if you are able

Contract: Permanent

Reference Number: P000837

Reablement is about giving people over the age of 18 years the opportunity, motivation and confidence to relearn/regain some of the skills they may have lost as a consequence of poor health, disability/impairment or an accident, and to gain skills that will help them to maintain their independence.  It’s about helping people to find new ways of doing things.  We work with adults across Bedford Borough whose independence may be at risk if they do not receive this service from us.

Reablement Support Workers are required to provide ‘hands on’ personal care to service users and must be able to carry out physical care tasks, handling and moving techniques (experience of manual handling is preferred, but training will be given).

Reablement provides a temporary service and will be provided for up to a maximum of 6 weeks.  The emphasis will be to encourage the individual ‘to do’ for themselves, not to ‘do to’ them.  Trained staff will work with individuals in their own home to ensure that they are supported and enabled to practice daily living skills safely.  Reablement also facilitate safe and timely hospital discharges.

The Reablement Service is committed to developing a culture of promoting independence and has a strong teamwork ethic.  This service runs between 7.30am and 10.00pm, 365 days a year.

Click here to view the shift patterns for the Reablement Support Workers

Click here to view the job description and selection criteria for the Reablement Support Workers


Home Carers

Salary: £17,007 - £17,391 pro rata

Hours: Various shifts available

Contract: Permanent

Reference Number: 0011799

We also have opportunities for candidates to join our developing Community Homecare service to work closely with service users to maintain their independence in their homes.  The Homecare service provides more long term, intensive support to people in their own homes.

We are looking for people who have an interest in working in the care industry who are self-motivated, enthusiastic and also eager to learn.  An NVQ level 2 in care would be preferable but is not essential as we will provide full training.

Click here to view the job description and selection criteria for the Home Carer


Now you know a bit more about the roles we have,

Why would you be interested?

  • Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives
  • Do you want to work in a caring and supportive role with adults who live in their own homes?
  • Do you want to help people become independent with all aspects of daily living?
  • Do you want a new career with training to help you carry out this new role?
  • Do you want to work in a supportive environment with support from experienced and motivated colleagues?
  • Do you want job satisfaction?

Don’t worry if you have no experience in this area; full training is provided.  NVQ level 2 in Care is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Successful candidates will be provided with:

  • Mandatory training
  • Support and guidance from our committed, motivated, energetic and professional Team Coordinators
  • Supervision
  • Appraisal
  • Ongoing Continued Professional Development


Successful applicants must have access to a car or means of mobility support, as the post includes the requirement to travel to and from service user’s homes within a given timescale, in accordance with the needs of the service.  The successful applicants for these posts will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Joining us now is a great step into a long lasting career, and who knows where it may lead you.....?

If you wish to find out more about the shifts, flexibilities, opportunities to work additional hours over the contracted hours, or if you have any other questions please contact Lorraine Wisby, Team Manager, or one of the Team Coordinators on 01234 718333.


To apply, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the Job Description and Selection Criteria for the role before completing your application form. 

Applications can be submitted at any time, so don't delay. 

Click here to download an application form

Click here to download the terms and conditions

We also have Relief posts available - Quote ref: 0001490


If you are experiencing problems downloading the application form, please contact us on email Recruitment.team@bedford.gov.uk or 01234 228082.


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