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Reablement Worker

As a Reablement Worker, you’ll provide critical short-term support and/or therapy to people in their own home. This will aim to help them relearn skills to keep them safe and find their independence.

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Being a Reablement Worker

A Reablement Worker is also known as Intermediate care and is considered as short-term support.

As an Intermediate Carer (IC) you’ll help people settle back home and regain their daily skills after being discharged from hospital. You’ll work within the local authority team and help implement a care plan that focuses on helping people to live life as independently as possible. This may include aspects of personal care and addressing their social and emotional needs.

As a Reablement Worker you’ll need to complete further training, as you’ll be dealing with more complex cases. This will include carrying out assessments for additional specialist support and working with professionals such as Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to agree a reablement plan.

About the workplace

You’ll work for your local authority or social services and work with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to agree goals.

Required Qualifications

No qualifications needed as an Intermediate carer but can progress into becoming a Reablement worker by doing the Calderdale training. 

You will also need to be registered with Social Care Wales. You can apply to register or search the register online.

Introduction to social care

Fully funded course for people 18+ living in Wales covering the essentials you need to start working in social care.

Getting started as Reablement Worker

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • good communication skills
  • empathy and compassion
  • to be a good problem solver
  • flexibility
  • to be self-motivated
  • to be a strong team player
  • the ability to make and maintain daily accurate records
  • good timekeeping skills
  • organisational skills
  • the ability to build trusting relationships

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs portal to get an idea of the type of roles available.