Promoting Independence Worker

13 October 2019
Fixed Term
Adult Social Care
Full Time
Until 31 March 2020
Welbeck House, Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care & Health
£18,795 - £19,554 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a creative and dynamic environment with a forward-thinking team which includes; Promoting Independence Workers, a transitions Community Independence Worker, an Occupational Therapist, Team Leader and Coproduction Workers.

The Nottinghamshire Enabling Service is a countywide Service which is split into two teams covering North & South Nottinghamshire. The North Nottinghamshire Enabling Service are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to add to our team.

As a Promoting Independence Worker you will work with mostly younger adults who have a learning or physical disability, Asperger’s or autism, and you will focus on improving people’s independent living skills in the community. This could involve finding opportunities for voluntary/paid work, teaching people how to get around using public transport, teaching cooking skills, connecting individuals with educational or vocational courses, developing or engaging in a range of interests or hobbies. The work is short term and goal focused, working with people for up to 12 weeks, focusing on mutually agreed goals using a strengths-based model.

We are therefore looking for a creative and forward-thinking individual who is highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic. You must be able to deliver enablement work within targets set and enable people to reach their goals in an organised and efficient way. Therefore, we are looking for applicants with a high level of commitment and a passion for bringing about positive change for the people we work with.

You will need great interpersonal and communication skills and have a ‘can do’ attitude. We are seeking applicants with patience, empathy and emotional resilience. You need vision and creativity to be a successful Promoting Independence Worker and you will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas to the wider development of the service.

The successful applicants will be offered a comprehensive induction, relevant on-going training, weekly peer progression meetings and regular supervision. You will also be supplied with a range of IT equipment to enable you to work flexibly across multiple sites.

This post will involve visiting people in their own homes, so it is essential to be a car driver with your own vehicle.

The North Nottinghamshire Enabling Service covers Newark, Bassetlaw & Mansfield areas but there may be a requirement to work across the other districts of the county to meet the needs of the business, when/if required.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact the Team Manager, Tania Middleton on 07717715741

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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