Support Worker

Vacancy Reference Number: SW0077
Post:  Support Worker            Location: Stockton-on-Tees                     Hours: Part Time and Full Time
Salary: £9.30            Closing Date: 25th September 2020

You will need to be:

  • Be person centred, caring, compassionate, understanding, demonstrate competence, be courageous and 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 their interests and hobbies. These may include shopping, cooking, baking, keeping their house clean and tidy, walking and everyday hobbies and interests.
  • Provide support to maintain relationships and work directly with family and other agencies.
  • 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 including personal care.
  • Administering and monitoring medication including 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 adhere to and follow detailed positive behaviour support plans, monitoring and reviewing data related to behaviour.

You will possess numeracy and literacy skills and have a willingness to work towards and NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care. You will be fully conversant in and work fulfilling the PIPS values and ethos. Due to service needs it is vital that you hold a full driving licence and are over the age of 25 years (It is an occupational 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.

The Role is:
To support a young adult who has a diagnosis of learning disabilities and autism in their own tenancy. This person enjoys to build a good therapeutic relationship with their staff team, however staff follow a set script and responses which is vital for staff to adhere to, which reduces this person’s anxieties and distress. You must enjoy going out on activities to the cinema, shopping, walking, bike riding, this person has a set weekly timetable of activities both in house and in the community. Due to service needs it is vital that you hold a full driving licence and are over the age of 25 years (It is an occupational requirement) .
Shift patterns cover a 24-hour period, e.g. long days, shorts days, early, late shifts, nights and sleepovers.

Advert Closes: 25th September 2020     Shortlisting: TBC         Interviews: TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Karen Harkin (Registered Team Manager) on 0330 355 7477 for an informal chat.

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Application Form (MS Word 253KB)
Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification (PDF – 332 KB)
Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)
Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)