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: 23rd October 2020

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 tenancy, by using a person-centred approach.  The individual has a diagnosis of Autism and some complex physical health needs.  We are looking for someone who will encourage and support the individual and promote independence.  The individual requires somebody who:
– Will provide support whilst attending college
– Has a good sense of humour
– Is down to earth
– Caring and compassionate
– Can drive
– Can remain calm should the individual become distressed
– Will provide support during appointments
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:

  • Be person centred, caring, compassionate, understanding, demonstrate competence, be courageous and be confident to speak up if you have any concerns, have personal strength and vision to innovate and embrace new ways of working, demonstrate commitment. 
  • Have a genuine desire and participate in supporting the individual with college and their interests and hobbies, these may include shopping, cooking, baking, days out, films, crime documentaries, keeping their house clean and tidy, eating out and visiting family and friends. 
  • Provide support to maintain relationships and work directly with family and other agencies. 
  • Have a good sense of humour, be caring and know about Autism 
  • Support the individual to maintain good physical and mental health 
  • Assist the individual to plan their future, acknowledging their likes and dislikes, enabling them to reach their full potential and make decisions to fulfil their hopes and dreams. 
  • Support the individual to complete their normal daily living tasks 
  • Administering and monitoring medication including any side effects and effectively seeking advice if required. 
  • Record daily notes and be part of planning, implementing and evaluating support plans. 
  • Effectively work with of Multi-Disciplinary Team as required. 
  • Remain calm and patient at times when situations may be challenging.  

You will possess numeracy and literacy skills and have a willingness to work towards an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care. You will need at least one years experience of supporting people. 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. 

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: 23rd October 2020      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)
Senior Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification (PDF – 332 KB)
Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)
Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)