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Support and Enablement Worker

Leading Lives


15000 - 20000

Part time

Leading Lives

Closing - 23 Oct 2020

Leading Lives

Enablement Practitioner
Lowestoft, Suffolk
30 hours per week, fixed-term contract
Starting Salary £9.93 per hour

Leading Lives provides a range of social care and support across Suffolk to adults with learning disabilities. Our aim is to enable vulnerable people to live full, active lives in their own communities and supporting them to lead the life they choose.

Our Enablement Practitioners support individuals in their own homes/within the community to develop their skills and overcome challenges they may face in furthering their independence. This could be:

– Within the home – budgeting, managing and maintaining a tenancy.
– Within the Community – building networks, accessing and understanding universal services, explore local interests

You will promote personalisation, independence, well-being and choice by providing a Social Care Enablement service to individuals.

You will manage an allocated caseload referred to us via a social work referral, tasks include:

Skills Assessment and Skills Development – cooking, cleaning, laundry, relationships, health management
Financial Support – budgeting plans, benefit application/appeals
Housing Applications & housing options
Support to understand relationships and parenting roles
Confidence-building and experiential learning
Travel and Community Access
Attendance at Community Groups to inform choices
Support at appointments and meetings
Support to set up home
You will need to be confident to liaise effectively with families, paid carers, social workers and others who have an interest in the support provided to the individual.

You will be efficient in following company Health and Safety policies and procedures including carrying out risk assessments and completing Incident reports

To apply for this role please complete an application form and email to recruitment@LeadingLives.org.uk

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Anna Photi on 01502 516 358

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