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Support workers - Reablement recruitment

Foreword by Paula Furnival, Strategic Director for People

At Worcestershire County Council, our residents want to live healthy and long lives, have a good quality of life and remain independent in their own homes and communities.


To make this vision a reality, our People Directorate – comprising Adult Social Care, Communities, commissioning of Children’s’ Services and Public Health – is transforming and collaboratively shaping both services and the market to deliver a person-centred approach to our offer. It’s all part of enabling Worcestershire to be a great place to live, work and do business.

We are currently recruiting a significant number of support workers in Adult Social Care.

The County Council is committed to supporting its residents to live healthy and independent lives in their community.

The new roles sit within the Reablement Service which offers residents the opportunity to regain skills lost during a period of ill health and will ensure that residents in Worcestershire can live independently for longer.

We’ve worked closely with our local health partners and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to understand how to help as many people as possible return home following a stay in hospital.

There are just over 100 posts being recruited for, mainly Promoting Independence Assistants (PIAs) who work directly with residents but also additional office-based roles such as supervisors, co-ordinators and administrators.

We’ve got a fantastic existing team in place and we’re looking for additional colleagues who can contribute in a positive way to the service and offer quality care to those who need it the most.

The PIAs offer short-term, intensive support to adults who need it in their own homes and should prevent the need for any unnecessary admissions either to hospital or residential/nursing care.

Worcestershire is a fantastic place to live and work, we have a great natural environment, good schools and great connectivity. See more information on why work for us.