Join Home First and make a difference to people’s lives

People, Health and Care
12:54, Thursday, 23rd December 2021

North Lincolnshire Home First Community team will be at St John’s Market in Scunthorpe on Friday 7 January 2022 from 10.30am to 2.30pm for their latest recruitment drive.

Drop-in and speak to the team about a rewarding career in care and find out what vacancies are available.

Home First Community is looking to recruit new team members to meet the growing demand for assisting people in North Lincolnshire to live independently at home.

Home First is a North Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group funded partnership; the service comprises of:

  • Home First Hospital
  • Home First Short Stay
  • Home First Community

Home First Community provide time limited, short term, rehabilitation and reablement support to adults aged 18 years and over, across North Lincolnshire, to enable them to continue to live independently and lead a fulfilling life in their own home, or place of their choice.

The vacancies include Community Reablement Assistant and Community Rehabilitation Worker posts to provide support to individuals following accident or illness allowing a return to independence.

Full training will be given to all new employees as part of the induction period, including the opportunity to carry out qualifications. Experience is desirable but not essential for the Community Reablement Assistant roles, however experience is required for the Community Rehabilitation Worker roles.

Home First focuses on people’s values and beliefs. Are you:

  • Compassionate?
  • Caring?
  • Courageous?
  • A good communicator?
  • Committed?
  • Competent?

The roles involve direct work such as supporting with moving and handling, attending to personal care needs and administering medication as well as maximising opportunities for social inclusion and emotional wellbeing.

The ability to work flexibly including weekends and unsocial hours, including bank holidays, and be able to travel around North Lincolnshire is essential.

The roles offer a fantastic work life balance through a 25 hour per week contract on a four-week rota pattern and as a rehabilitation worker you will be part of a fast paced and developing service that has opportunities for further development and progression. Team members receive excellent supervisory and peer support.

Take a look at the Home First Community vacancies on the council’s website: www.northlincs.gov.uk/jobs.

If you would like support with completing your application form, this can be done at St John’s Market on the day, this will include showing you how much detail is required to meet the essential criteria and further details on the roles, you can also contact the Home First Community team on 01724 298190 or 01724 297258 for support with this.https://www.proudtocarenorthlincs.co.uk/

The call for Home First staff follows the launch of North Lincolnshire Council’s own Proud to Care website, www.proudtocarenorthlincs.co.uk, which celebrates the area’s inspirational care workers and makes it easy for jobseekers to access advice and apply for exciting, rewarding care roles.

Those who start a career in care will be able to benefit from job security, flexible hours and career progression opportunities, while helping to protect our NHS.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Adults and Health, said:

“Home First is an amazing team that make a difference to people’s lives every day. They ensure adults in North Lincolnshire are kept safe and well, whilst keeping their independence and giving them the confidence they need to remain at home.

“We’re looking for people who are caring and compassionate with good communication skills and are committed to supporting adults in North Lincolnshire reach their full potential after a hospital stay or accident.

“If you feel you have the right kind of values and want to be part of a special team with good progression opportunities, then we look forward to hearing from you.”

(Note: The above photo complied with the Covid-19 guidelines in force at the time it was taken)