Bank Support Worker/Outreach Support Worker (Young Persons Service)

Vacancy Reference Number: Bank004

Post: Outreach Support Worker (Young Persons Service)

Location:  Redcar & Cleveland

Hours: 16 Hours Per Week (It is an occupational requirement, this will include: days, evenings, weekends and school holidays)

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Essential to the post: Car Driver and the use of a car essential, also have Business Insurance (mileage will be paid for outreach work)

Experience: At least one years’ experience working with children or adults with learning disabilities

PIPS is a new company created by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We …

  • bring the best of health and social care together
  • provide quality person centred support that enables people with complex needs / behaviour that challenges / mental health / autism to live in the community
  • have a commitment to supporting people in independent tenancies and bespoke environments

The Role is:

To support a Young Person with Autism and Challenging Behaviour within a bespoke residential children’s home and to provide much needed ‘outreach’ support for families who have a child with learning disabilities and/or challenging behaviours. The ideal candidate must have a passion for working with young people with learning disabilities, be able to build and maintain positive relationships built on respect and trust and be able to devise therapeutic tailored activities which the young people we support can enjoy. You should be confident in working on a 1:1 basis and be able to encourage and empower the young people we support become more independent and involved in their local community.

You will need to be:

Person Centred, caring, compassionate, reliable and be able to encourage Young People to reach their full potential. You should be able to display competence in the knowledge and understanding, be able to understand Positive Behavioural Support as well as monitor and review data related to behaviour. To be able to effectively communicate with the individual, with the staff team, with family/carers and other agencies. To be courageous and speak up if you have any concerns, to have personal strengths and vision to innovate and embrace new ways of working. Be able to demonstrate commitment to the individual, improving their experience, supporting challenges ahead. Be consistent in your approach and follow support plans and risk assessments.

You will possess numeracy and literacy at level 2 and have a willingness to  work towards a Care Diploma 3 in Health and Social Care. You will be fully conversant in and work fulfilling the PIPS values and ethos.

Advert Closes: 14th February 2020

Shortlisting: TBC

Interviews: TBC

We welcome informal enquires, please contact Nicola Swales (Registered Team Manager) on 0330 355 7477 for an informal chat.

Please return the Monitoring Information Sheet with your completed Application Form to

Application Form (MS Word 253KB)

Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification (PDF – 305KB)

Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)

Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)