Enablement Support Worker
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to actively support your community? Are you able to think innovatively whilst working in challenging situations?
We have an exciting opportunity with one of the country’s biggest and most diverse Local Authorities. Whether you are looking to start a career or develop an existing one in Health and Social Care then this is a job for you!
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Shepway Enablement Team. With an office based at Kroner House, Ashford and an expectation to deliver in the District of Folkstone, Hythe and Romney Marsh and surrounding areas.
The Kent Enablement at Home service is one of the leaders in its field. With excellent work benefits and one of the most comprehensive training programmes we believe in investing in both our staff as well as the residents of Kent.
Enablement is all about taking an individual on a journey to independence or reducing the long-term care needs. This would be though planned support with aspects of daily living including personal care, whilst working for and alongside a structured team to include the Enablement Locality Organiser, Enablement Supervisors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapist and various multi agency partners in KCC and health.
To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone who has:
· An empathetic and caring approach
· Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with a diverse range of people and challenging situations
· Skills to empower the people on our service to support them to reach their personal goals and maximise their independence
· Ability to travel across the required geographical area
· Ability to be flexible and adapt to the fast-changing business needs
· Basic knowledge and understanding of computer-based systems
· Willingness to learn and a proactive approach to their own development
In return we can offer you:
·Enhancements for evening and weekend working & Bank Holidays
·Uniform, Phone and PPE all provided
·Contracted Guaranteed Hours
·Paid by shift not by call
·Travel time paid & Mileage paid at 45p per mile
·Extensive Induction and ongoing training including Care Certificate and Diploma in Health & Social Care
·Regular 1-1 Supervision/support
·Development opportunities through succession planning to move into other roles (whole of KCC)
·KCC standard benefits as outlined in Blue Book.
We value different skillsets and recognise that career paths are fluid. Whether you aim to manage your own team of people or really hone your specialist skills and become an expert in your area, the opportunity to follow your career goals is available at Kent County Council.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day (during shift hours) is essential. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as some rural areas of Kent often have limited public transport
Helen Purdy - Locality Organiser Shepway 03000412807
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.