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Enablement Worker

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Clay Cross SS Office NE Derbyshire, High Street, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 5 £21,189 - £21,575 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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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 at Clay Cross SS office, covering Amber Valley and Clay Cross but is part of a wider team that covers the North East Derbyshire/ Bolsover and Chesterfield. 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.


Provisional Interview Date: 13 June 2023.