Support Worker – Stockton

Vacancy Reference Number: SW0078
Post:  Support Worker   Location: Stockton      Hours:  Full Time (37.5 hours) or Part Time (24 hours)
Salary: £9.30 per hour             Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Do you have what it takes to support a young person to grow, develop and get the most out of life? Are you able to support someone during times of significant mental health distress?
We are looking to employ Support Workers to support a female with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Bipolar Affective Disorder. She is currently being supported on a 4:1 basis. Due to the needs of the individual we are ideally looking to recruit someone with work experience within mental health, but this is not essential.

This Role:
This role involves supporting a young adult to live in her own home, this includes supporting the individual to lead a fulfilling life and work towards her goals and aspirations, promoting independence and choice. Activities may include attending education, music, art and crafts, shopping, bowling and meals out. The role can be challenging at times, staff will receive extensive training around borderline personality disorder, positive behavioural support and positive approaches to conflict resolutions.
We are looking for people with the right values and attitudes, experience is not essential.

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: 25th September 2020      Shortlisting: TBC
Interviews: TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Patricia Barry (Deputy 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 – 332 KB)
Application Process Supporting Information (PDF- 307KB)
Monitoring Information Sheet (MS Word – 132KB)