Enablement Social Worker needed in Lancashire County Council (sponsorship Available)

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who have a disability? Are you kind, caring and a good listener? The Lancashire County Council is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, flexible people who would enjoy supporting adults with disabilities to live the lives they want.

The county council exists to serve everyone who lives or works in Lancashire, helping people to be healthy, happy and enjoy a good quality of life. We’re also here to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities who need some extra support.

Some of our services are very visible to everyone in the county, but there are many others you may only know about if you come into direct contact with them.

From attracting companies here to create new jobs and working with hundreds of schools to deliver a good education, to arranging help at home for people who are unable to get by on their own, in different ways we touch on the lives of everyone in the county.


Enablement Support Worker


£23,892 – £25,979 per annum

Job Schedule

Full Time


Lancashire, UK

About the Role

This post holder will work in community settings or the persons home to teach people with disabilities basic daily living skills, e.g., shopping, food preparation, cooking or to travel independently, allowing people to live more independently.

You will be required to work flexibly, and you will work in a team responsible for activity predominately in Fylde and Wyre Lancashire areas but must be flexible as there may be a requirement to cover other areas of the county to meet business demands. Business mileage is paid.

You will require good communication skills and be able to plan and work to targets and timescales following an enablement plan.

The post holder will mainly work office hours, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday but there may be occasional times when they will be expected to work outside of these hours and at weekends.


  • To support people using person centred approaches which will include: getting to know the person, active listening and responding , involving people using communication/language that is meaningful to that person, developing accessible information, providing feedback to others and advocating for the person with a disability as appropriate and promoting equal opportunities and positive images of people with disabilities
  • To support people for an agreed period of time to develop and increase independence and achieve agreed goals in enablement support plan by:
  • Providing direct support and guidance to enable people to develop new skills in accordance with agreed enablement support plan
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of enablement support plans
  • Accessing Advocacy Services as appropriate
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records relating to the individual in accordance with agreed policies and procedures which will include adherence to data protection.
  • Ensuring people are at the centre of any planning about their own lives
  • Monitor, record and contribute to the evaluation and review of individual’s progress against the agreed enablement support.
  • Participating in review meetings at which the enablement support plan and goals are agreed and discussed.
  • Liaising and working closely with a range of other support services, agencies, families/carers and other stakeholders as directed
  • Enabling people to become active and valued members of their own communities
  • Developing risk assessments and management plans as required to promote and support enablement process
  • To support a range of providers with aspects of the implementation of the enablement support plan
  • To support people with dignity and respect in order to meet their day to day needs,
  • To work as a team member including:
  • Good written and verbal communication including the presentation of reports under the direction of senior staff
  • Demonstrating a willingness to share duties and work flexibly
  • Supporting each other and applying consistent working practices
  • To support people to develop and learn skills through a range of opportunities and experiences, either from their own home or in a community setting, including:
  • Employment and volunteering
  • Adult learning
  • Social and leisure
  • Household tasks and personal care tasks
  • Travel training
  • To work within and support the delivery of current relevant national legislation and standards and practice guidelines at all times, including:
  • Service specific operational policies
  • Health & Safety
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Enablement Service Processes
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Information Governance and Data Protection
  • To take an active role in your own personal and professional development through supervision, appraisal and training opportunities which will include attendance at various training venues across the County.


  • QCF level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care / NVQ level 3 Health & Social Care


  • To have worked in a team
  • To have worked independently, being accountable to supervisors
  • To have helped someone else to learn a new skill
  • To have supported someone with a disability/care need
  • To have worked with people from different cultures and religious communities

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of people with disabilities and promotion of independence, including those who many have more with more complex needs.
  • Knowledge of procedures for a wide range of tasks in order to support individuals with differing levels of support needs
  • Ability to plan and implement approaches in which individuals can achieve maximum independence and develop new skills and engagement with their local community.
  • Ability to interpret information or situations and solve varied problems or develop solutions/plans.
  • Ability to identify and monitor the achievement of outcomes, and respond independently to unanticipated problems/situations
  • Ability to work as part of a team, including an ability to liaise with other health Care/social work professionals
  • Knowledge of local community services, such as education and leisure facilities
  • Knowledge of current legislation and policy relevant to the support of individuals with disabilities including assessment and care planning processes


  • If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure
  • The post holder will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Commitment to continuous professional development including a requirement to attend relevant trainings and meetings


  • International sponsorship- this role is open to international sponsorship
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, death in service payments, life assurance and dependents pensions
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Including flexi-time, part-time, job share, term time, agile working – all dependant on your job role and business need
  • 26 days annual leave entitlement rising to 32, after five years’ continuous service (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Ability to buy up to 20 days additional leave per year (pro rata for part time employees) – dependant on your job role and business need
  • Eight bank holidays and two further additional statutory days during the Christmas and New Year period

Required Documents


Cover Letter


Applicants who do not hold NVQ Level 3 at the time of appointment will be required to complete QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care within the first 2 years of employment (where applicable) *Please note this training will be funded by the Service 

How to Apply

Qualified and interested individuals should CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and commence their application

Application Deadline

April 19, 2024