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Enablement Worker

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Parkwood Centre, Alfreton Park, Alfreton
Salary details
Grade 5 £23,114 - £23,500 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
02 June 2024

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 Parkwood Centre, Alfreton, 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.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). Grade dependant.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

We look forward to hearing from you!

Provisional Interview Date: 17 June 2024

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.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. 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


Young workers – Please note there are different rules for young workers in regard to working hours. Please ensure the information contained within the following ACAS link is understood before applying