- Erewash Hub, Ilkeston
- Salary details
- Grade 5 £21,189 - £21,575 per annum
- Job term
- Full Time
- Appointment type
- 37 hours per week
- Closing Date
- 08 January 2023
An opportunity has arisen to apply for the position of Enablement Worker within the Mental Health Enablement service. The applicant will need to be a motivated, enthusiastic individual with the ability to provide a wide range of practical, social and general support services for individuals experiencing difficulties in managing their day to day lives. The successful applicant will typically work alone and will provide support to clients on a 1:1 basis in the community in line with the agreed Personal Service Plan.
The post is based in the Erewash area but is part of a wider team that covers across the South Derbyshire and Erewash localities. You will therefore be expected to travel throughout a large geographical area, and on occasion to other locations within Derbyshire. *Please state if you are a car driver on your application.
The service predominately works with working age adults with a mental health need on a short-term basis to support them through periods of crisis, to promote independence, connect people with their communities and to support discharge from hospital. The team of Enablement workers also provide some long-term packages of support.
The service provides time limited support, highly focused on maximizing independence to reduce ongoing care and support needs. We aim to support clients to become more resilient in managing their mental health issues, and reduce risk by enabling them to gain skills, and build confidence in a way that empowers them to exercise maximum choice and control.
Inspiring confidence and motivation is a key factor, alongside regular goal setting to achieve daily living tasks such as self-care, money management, addressing hoarding issues, accessing public transport, referring to outreach services such as welfare rights, adult learning, housing etc., and assisting people to build social networks to promote a sense of well-being and belonging.
- Acting in accordance with DCC policies and procedures, including that of safeguarding, confidentiality and Health & Safety.
- Lone working in the community with clients, following the risk assessments in place.
- Planning own work schedule with support from the Senior Enablement Worker.
- Completing all training requirements and ongoing development.
- Using electronic systems to record all work accurately and factually in line with the requirement of the DCC monitoring and evaluation process.
- Liaise with colleagues, contribute to team meetings/reviews, and maintain good working relationships with Adult Care Social Work Teams, Community Mental Health Teams, the Recovery and Peer Support Service and other agencies as appropriate.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.