Deputy Team Manager – Northallerton

Vacancy Reference Number: DTM0018
Post: Deputy Team Manager                  Location: Northallerton                     Hours:  Full Time (37.5)
Salary: £26,000         Closing Date: 22nd January 2021

The Role is: 
To work within PIPS to support the running of our Northallerton service, provide leadership to a core team of staff within the service to provide high quality support.  You will support and manage the team to enable individuals to lead a fulfilling life with the support they require.  You will need to provide support to maintain relationships with families and other agencies. To assist the individual to plan their future, acknowledging their likes and dislikes, enabling them to reach their full potential and make decisions to fulfill their hopes and dreams.
You will be administering and monitoring medication including side effects and effectively seeking advice if required.  Ensuring adequate records are maintained, monitoring progress, planning, implementing and evaluating support plans.  Completing audits and effective MDT working will be required.  You will adhere to and follow proactive measures in place, formulating plans and protocols following a positive behavioural approach.  Effective working in times of high pressure and stress are imperative.

You will need to be:
A dynamic, person centred, caring and compassionate person.  Confident in your ability to deliver effective support to both the individuals we support and the teams supporting them.  You will be able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and understanding in effectively supporting the individuals during situations of occurrences of behaviours of concern.  You will need to support staff to be able to understand Positive Behaviour Support plans as well as monitor and review data.  You will be consistent in your approach and follow support plans and risk assessments and have the ability to role model ways of effective working to support staff.  You will need to be able to effectively communicate with the individual, with the staff team, family/carers and other agencies and your written communication will be of a high standard from experience of writing reports and support plans.  You will be courageous and speak up if you have any concerns, have personal strength and vision to innovate and embrace new ways of working.  You will be able to demonstrate commitment to the individual, improving their experience, supporting challenges ahead.
You will have two years’ experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs.  An RNLD or Social Work Qualification, a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or a Level 4 Diploma Registered Manager Qualification in Health and Social Care and a natural aptitude to leadership, supervise staff and experience of PBS.  You will be fully conversant in and work fulfilling the PIPS values and ethos.  The support is required covering a 24-hour period and shifts will be worked to ensure the individuals needs are fully met and allow for effective support but may cover, long days, short days, early shifts or late shifts, nights and sleepovers.  A current driving licence would be an advantage however, is not a requirement.

PIPS are a new company created by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The aim being to bring the best of health and social care together. We provide quality person centred support that enables people with complex needs / behaviour that challenges / mental health / autism to live in the community.  We have a commitment to supporting people in tenancies and bespoke environments and to remain in their own homes.  We know how to support staff to really make a difference in people’s lives and we have a focus on developing leadership and a commitment to providing extensive training.  You can be part of this new company and this great new opportunity from the start.

Advert Closes: 22nd January 2021         Shortlisting: TBC            Interviews:  TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Nicola Swales (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)
Deputy Team Manager Job Description and Person Specification (PDF – 332 KB)
Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)
Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)