Enablement Support Worker

  • Full Time
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Closing date: 01 September 2024

Derbyshire County Council are hiring!

📣 A Welcome Payment of £1000 (Pro rata) is attached to this post 📣

This position is included in the Council’s Retention Payment Scheme. A Welcome payment of £1000 (pro-rata) is attached to this post payable in your first salary. If you voluntarily leave the Council’s employment within 12 months, you are required to repay some or all of the welcome payment (Terms and conditions apply). Further information on employee retention payments is available on our website at Salary scales – Our Derbyshire.

We also offer a £100 ‘Recommend a Friend’ as part of the Retention Payment Scheme, let us know your recommendation by asking the applicant to say that you recommended this job to them on the personal details section of their application form (Terms and conditions apply).

An exciting revamped short term service within our adult care department is being implemented in January 2024.  Derbyshire County Council are looking for Enablement Support Workers to come and join our new short-term reablement teams, to work within our local communities.

Supporting clients within their own home to regain full or partial independence will be the focus of our dedicated Enablement Support Workers.

You don’t need to have previous experience of care work or qualifications as we offer structured training to ensure our care workers receive what they need to flourish and progress in their social care careers!

What are we looking for?

Are you someone with a caring personality and a desire to care for others? Do you have the ambition and drive to work positively with people, promoting choice and control to encourage their independence in personal care, mobility, medication, making meals, whilst working to their goal focussed personal service plan? If the answer is “yes” then we are keen to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

Working in care can be challenging at times, but extremely rewarding, and you will be working as part of a multi-professional team to provide wrap around support to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own home. 

You will be working towards a therapeutic goal focussed care plan that is aimed at promoting independence and you will have access to support through the new structure. You will work closely with other colleagues and have regular access to your Senior Enablement Support Worker for “on the job” queries and support and from your Enablement Support Lead for supervision, professional development and access to training.

A robust and attainable career pathway has been built into the new structure so there will be opportunities to work your way through the structure to more senior positions.  

We’re keen to hear from you if you:

  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Understand what it means to treat people with dignity and respect
  • Can place a person at the centre of their care
  • Can be creative and are forward thinking
  • Have a driving licence and a vehicle that you are able to use for work

 What we offer.

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Generous local government pension
  • Genuine career development opportunity
  • Wellbeing support
  • PPE and workwear
  • Robust Training Programme
  • Shadowing team colleagues

The vacancy is a 24 hour post worked on a rota basis and a 6 hour shift pattern. Therefore on a 24 hour contract you will work 4 days a week. There are also opportunities to work extra hours when they are available. The job will require unsocial hours including weekends and Bank Holidays. You could also be required to work at night when the need arises and with agreement.  Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here

Interested? Click on the attachments where you can find more specific details about the role of an Enablement Support Worker and apply through our website. Alternatively, if you would like to receive a paper application form, or if you have further queries before applying, please email asch.recruitment@derbyshire.gov.uk or call on 01629 535118 and choose option 2. Once you’ve submitted an application we will get in touch with you as soon as possible after the closing date and you can also track the progress of your application online.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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