Enabler - Disabled Children's Services (Ref 3631)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Variable Hours
  • £24,432 - £27,514 per annum, pro rata (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

About Us

The Enabling service provides support & guidance to children & their families, encouraging the ability to interact within their communities and make informed choices. We promote the development of new skills and support independence, confidence and safety. We work with children and their families to development the appropriate skills to enable children to thrive in their environments.

About the post

The postholder will facilitate and support children and young people with challenging behaviour and complex health needs to live a full and active life. You will be supporting them in the community and their homes on a 1:1 basis enabling their engagement in activities and learning life skills. You will assist families with appropriate skilled interventions and practical support in managing their child’s complex needs. The postholder will need to build effective relationships with children, young people, and their families to empower them to manage day-to-day tasks as well as being active in the community.

This post is based within Children’s Social Care at Grade E. It is a Bank post on a zero hour contract with up to 37 hours work a week.

This post is also attracts enhanced pay for unsocial hours.

About you

  • You will have experience of direct work with vulnerable young people and/or families.  You will have experience in supporting children with complex needs. 
  • Ability to work with challenging and resistant young people and families. 
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships. 
  • Able to identify risk and support vulnerable young people in 1:1 and group work settings. 
  • You will have knowledge of emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties and complex medical needs.
  • You will be responsible for the care and administration of medication.
  • You will be delivering personal care.
  • You must be able to work autonomously, to motivate resistant children and young people, to lead by example, to negotiate, challenge and manage conflict, problem solve and be flexible.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and be able to create and sustain productive working relationships with children, young people and their families and other professionals. 
  • You will work with diplomacy and emotional resilience.

We offer a robust induction and shadowing process for all new staff as well as excellent training and development opportunities. As a service we conduct an annual review for succession planning across our staff and have a positive track record in supporting individuals to succeed in their career.

Staff are supported through monthly one-to-one sessions; all staff have access to the Employee Assist programme which provides wellbeing support.  

How to apply

When applying, please state the reasons for your interest in this post and how you will add value to the service in your supporting statement. 

If you have any queries, please contact Glenn Lobb, Countywide Services Manager, glenn.lobb@devon.gov.uk

Interview date is to be confirmed and will be undertaken virtually via MS Teams.


  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure. 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 9QJ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £24,432 - £27,514 per annum, pro rata (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermCasual
  • Appointment TypeVariable Hours
  • Hours

    Variable hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required