Relief Support Workers (Enablers)

Hours: over a 7 day rota

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: £8.80 per hour

Supportability is a sector leading charity that provides high quality, person centred individual and group based services for Children, Young People and Adults, where we believe people who have disabilities are equally valued and empowered to live full and rewarding lives.

We are looking to appoint Relief Support Workers (Enablers) to join our team at our Residential Home in Cheadle.  The home provides support to 13 adults with Cerebral Palsy and associated disabilities.

As a Relief Support Worker (Enabler) you will need to provide practical person centred support, ensure that the residents receive an excellent standard of care and assist residents to live full and active lives.

We are looking for people who –

  • Have a professional approach
  • Have an understanding of the needs of people who have disabilities
  • Have experience of working in a person centred manner, including the maintenance of support plans and other associated record keeping.
  • Are willing to work flexibly to cover shifts that will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Have excellent written communication and basic IT skills


In return you will get –

  • Comprehensive induction and training programme
  • Pension
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (qualifying period applies)
  • Life Leisure discounted memberships (qualifying period applies)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (qualifying period applies)
  • Retail Discounts (qualifying period applies)


This position is subject to a DBS disclosure and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.


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Download an Application Form


To apply for this vacancy – download the Application Form below:


Application Form (October 2018)


Main Aims of Post Holder.


  • To provide practical person centred support to adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities who are residents at the Society’s residential services.


  • To ensure residents receive an excellent standard of care.


  • To assist residents to live full and active lives.


  • To promote individual residents’ choice.


Responsibilities & Duties.


  • To attend to the personal care needs of the residents as appropriate. This may include dressing/undressing, toileting, preparing food, feeding, checking aids, bathing, changing beds and tidying rooms.  All of these tasks must take full account of the residents’ personal wishes and preferences and be undertaken in accordance with their detailed care plan.


  • To provide health care support to residents living at Cheddle Lodge in accordance with Senior Enabler instructions and the advice and guidance of health care professionals.


  • To record within client files the care provided to service users. To keep up-to-date a wide range of records within the home, including care assessments.


  • To assist, where possible, clients to make their own decisions. To support clients to make their views known in a professional manner.


  • To encourage and develop resident’s participation so that residents are empowered and enabled to achieve their full potential.


  • In accordance with training and day-to-day supervision by the Senior Enabler / Service Manager, to undertake procedures such as “tube feeding” and suppositories.


  • To organise social and leisure activities for service users, both within the home and the community. To encourage service users to develop their own interests, hobbies, etc.


  • To escort and support residents to attend a wide range of activities and venues within the community, including day care, clinics, hospitals, social activities, etc.


  • Under the senior/management guidance, encourage and motivate residents to attain as high a degree of independence and self -care as possible, without placing residents at undue risk.


  • To observe for any physical and emotional change in residents and report changes to the Senior.Manager


  • To participate in briefings, discussion sessions and staff meetings as appropriate.


  • To assist in the support and personal care of respite care service users providing orientation and gaining their confidence and giving reassurance as necessary.


  • To assist residents in all aspects of mobility. This may include pushing of a wheelchair, operating hoists & transferring of clients.  All manual handling operations must be undertaken in accordance with individual care plans and risk assessments.  (Kinetic lifting is only completed in an emergency).


  • To ensure that all information or knowledge gained about residents is treated in accordance with the Society’s confidentiality policy.


  • To undertake keyworker responsibilities, including attending reviews and appointments.


  • To assist in laundry duties, including washing, to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness around the home.


  • To undertake domestic duties around the home.


  • To help with relevant fundraising activities organised by the Society.


  • To ensure the service operates within the Health & Safety policy and guidelines of the Society.


  • To keep up-to-date with changes and developments in social welfare provision and to undertake role in accordance with best practice.


  • To report all key events and developments within the home to the Senior Enabler / Service Manager on duty.


  • To monitor and review progress made by individual residents. This includes Enablers undertaking the role of keyworker.



To undertake and assist in the provision of job related staff training organised with the Society or by other agencies.  Assist in training for students, service users, carers and volunteers involved with the Society.


To attend training as and when required to ensure staff can meet the health care needs of residents.



To monitor and review progress made by individual residents.  This may include being identified as a keyworker and will require you to update written assessments and attend individual reviews.



To be available for individual or group supervision provided by the line manager or other Society managers.



Must be willing to complete escorting duties, etc.  Social, pleasure, medical and transporting to day care provision.  Holders of an appropriate driving licence must be willing to drive the minibus (additional support and training will be given as appropriate).



Must be willing to accompany residents on holidays – each resident has a minimum of one holiday per year.




To contribute towards the home maintaining its “excellent” rating by the Commission for Social Care Inspection.


All the duties should be carried out with the aims of the Society in mind and according to the Society’s Equal Opportunity Policy and other Society Policies.


This job description will be reviewed at regular intervals in consultation with the post holder(s) and line manager.


Download an Application Form


To apply for this vacancy – download the Application Form below:


Application Form (October 2018)