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Home Support Worker

Job Reference: 241-COUNCIL-HSW-21-B

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Integrated Care Partnership & Adult Services
Bolton Boroughwide
£19,698 to £21,748 (£10.21 per hour)

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Job Title: Home Support Worker
Salary: Grade D SCP 6 £19,698 to SCP 11 £21,748 (£10.21 per hour) + 7% Weekend Supplement
Hours: 28 per week (actual pro rota salary based on scp6, 28 hours = £14,906.59)
Contract: Permanent

Location Boroughwide

Do you have…

  •  a Full Driving License and access to a vehicle to use for work purposes?
  • a passion to support and care for adults in the community?
  • excellent time keeping skills?
  • the ability to work on your own initiative?
  • the ability to communicate clearly with people of all levels?
  • the skills to work in the community as Reablement Support Worker?

The Role

The role of a support worker is to support people in their own home who are at risk of needing social care or an increased intensity of care to regain functioning, maintain life skills, rebuild their confidence, and promote wellbeing. The role also provides a steppingstone to independence, by supporting people to regain lost skills, learn new skills, and adapt to the challenges that living independently can present.

You will work within a Council “Good “rated - Home Support Reablement Team, and will have an opportunity to work with other professionals such as our colleagues in the NHS, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists etc to provide all aspects of care, which includes but not exhaustive of:

  •  Moving and Handling
  • Personal Care
  • Administering medication
  • Ensuring service users dignity and wishes are at the centre of the care provided.

 About You

 We seek candidates who are patient and understanding who will be passionate about ensuring:

  •  The reablement service is delivered to the highest professional standards, to support vulnerable adults within their own home.
  • The rehabilitative needs of the service user are supported to enable independent living.  
  • Independence and positive outcomes are promoted by helping service users regain the ability to perform their usual activities such as, cooking meals, washing, dressing, and managing their own medication.

About Us

The service operates from 7.15am until 10pm, 365 days a year, therefore the post holder will be required to work flexibly 5 days from 7, including evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays on a rota basis. Please see the attached Rota information sheet.

There are some important differences between Reablement and conventional home care services. Initially Reablement support workers may visit more frequently throughout the day and stay for longer periods. Instead of doing things ‘for’ the person, such as assisting in getting up and dressed, Reablement support workers will work ‘with’ the person to do things for themselves. This means that the support workers are more likely to give encouragement or show the person a new or better way of doing something in order to encourage independence. This type of support takes longer than conventional home care, which is reflected in the length of time allocated for our Reablement service. By the end of the period of Reablement, the aim is that the length of the visits should have been reduced or no longer be required.

For more information please see the Work with Us page on and read the DBS, Privacy Notice, Right to Work and VB Framework information sheets.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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