Support & Enablement Worker in Preston, Lancashire at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Family: Support Worker

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Pay Rate (£): £8.60 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 018019


**Enablement and Support Workers - New Staff Team Opportunity**

Preston, Lancashire.

Full time, Part time & Bank Contacts available

Pay: £8.60 per hour

Role Overview:

As an Enablement and Support Worker you will be supporting identified individuals who require a high level of support to live a good and meaningful life in the community.

This is an opportunity to work with people with a learning disability and/or autism who have variety of different needs and conditions.  You may support people with mental health conditions, neurological impairments, clinical needs, addiction issues, complex behavior and other needs.

The "People we Support may have moderate to severe learning disabilities including autism, mental health and challenging behaviors. Some may have secondary needs including forensic history, substance misuse and/or a history of homelessness.

Enablement and Support Workers within Voyage Care are required to have either a higher qualification level or an extra dimension of experience within Social Care Environments. Enablement and Support Workers provide information, social inclusion and vocational opportunities that support people to recover and stay well; 

You will be assisting the “People we Support” to develop appropriate community skills and competences, you will promote personalisation, independence, well-being and choice.

You will be involved in a support pathway, to enable people to learn and enhance their existing living skills. This pathway means, as a staff member you will deliver a variety of support to meet the needs of others and be part of their journey.


You should:

  • enjoy social interaction and the company of others,
  • join in local activities and encourage others to become involved
  • have a warm and friendly personality
  • be calm and resilient
  • be practical and well organised
  • thrive on change and enjoy diverse environments / challenges
  • be confident in your work ethic
  • have a respectful and sensitive communication style
  • be motivated, with a can do attitude
  • have ability to work positively with people who display behaviour that challenges
  • NVQ Level 2 /3 is essential
  • Full Driving Licence is desired



We offer a great range of benefits which include:

  1. Paid DBS & Holidays **
  2. Salary scale /progression if you want it
  3. Life insurance & Pension Scheme
  4. Cycle to work scheme
  5. Retail rewards & savings
  6. Long service awards
  7. Refer a friend from £250 - £750 (T&C’s Apply)

**Should your employment with Voyage Care terminate for any reason within the first 3 months of your employment start date, the full cost of the DBS will be repayable back to us. Deducted from your final salary.


You’ll join the team working on a rota that includes early, late, weekend, night and Bank Holiday shifts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a motivated and determined team. So make a great career move.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check and Regulated Activity which will include a check against the Barred adult list.

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 


Role Specific Requirements -


Driver: Driver Required

Gender: No Specfic Requirement