Senior Support Worker – Northallerton

Vacancy Reference Number: SSW0067
Post:  Senior Support Worker   Location: Northallerton     Hours:  Full Time (37.5 hours) or Part Time (24 hours)
Salary: £10.30 per hour             Closing Date: 26th April 2021

PIPS are looking to find support workers to support one of our individuals who is moving from a Children’s Home into their own tenancy in the Northallerton area which will be supported by staff 2-124/7. The individual we support has Autism, behaviours that challenge and complex physical health needs. 

This Role:
To support the individual in their own home using a Person-Centred Approach, you will strive to empower and encourage the individual to live a fulfilling life and promote independence.
The individual has high functioning Autism, behaviours that may challenge and some physical heath needs. 
You will need to work effectively as part of a core team to support the individual to manage and maintain their wellbeing during difficult and challenging situations. You must be able to show resilience, patience, be motivating and be confident to manage situations that occur safely and effectively. Shift patterns cover a 24-hour period, e.g. 12 x hour shifts covering days, nights and weekends.

You will need to be:

  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Enjoy eating out, cooking/baking, shopping, cinema, walking and be open to other activities that the individual enjoys
  • Support the individual whilst they attend appointments
  • Be able to remain calm under pressure and keep the individual safe when they are distressed
  • Support and advise the individual with the upkeep and running of their home
  • Preferably be able to drive as the individual has a car and enjoys going for drives to the coast etc.
  •  At least one years’ experience working with children or adult with learning disabilities

You will possess numeracy and literacy skills and have a willingness to work towards an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care. You will be fully conversant in and work fulfilling the PIPS values and ethos. A current driving licence would be an advantage, however, is not a requirement.
Full COVID19 vaccine is an essential requirement for this post

Why PIPS?
PIPS are a  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: 26th April 2021     Shortlisting: TBC
Interviews: TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Nicola Swales (Team Manager)  nicola.swales@pips.support on 0330 355 7477 for an informal chat.

Please return the Monitoring Information Sheet with your completed Application Form to recruitment@pips.support
Application Form (MS Word 253KB)
Senior Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification (PDF – 332 KB)
Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)
Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)