Monday , December 4 2023

Kirklees Council Careers – Community Worker

Website Kirklees Council

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made – please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.



Adults & Health

Service Area

Learning Disabilities & Mental Health



Number of Jobs



Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG

Position type



Grade 6


£20,444 – £22,129

Adult Social Care & Operation is part of the Adults & Health Directorate and supports vulnerable adults to develop or retain their health and independence for as long as possible.

The Community Enablement Team is an innovative service which supports people with a learning disability, mental health needs or autism to become as independent as they can be. This is done through structured short-term interventions which could include but not limited to problem solving, skills training, confidence building and independent travel training.

You will work alongside service users in their homes and communities across Kirklees to help them acquire the skills they need to be as independent as they can. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary approach with other services and community groups to help the person to develop a sustainable network of support. You will be expected to work in a person-centred way that focuses on the persons strengths.

It is essential that you have a good level of understanding of Adult Social Care. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional training and development and possess a basic awareness of both health and safety issues and food hygiene. Supporting people with diagnosed mental health conditions is a developing aspect of the role. Ideally applicants will have experience of supporting people who have mental health needs.

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car. Exceptions can be made for disabled applicants.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

16 October 2023, 11:55 PM

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