Support Worker

Vacancy Reference Number: SW0044
Post: Support Worker Location: Loftus Hours: Full Time and Part Time
Salary: £8.25 per hour Closing Date: 7th December 2017

The Role is:
To support individuals in their own tenancies following a timetable of therapeutic tailored activities. Your role will be to have a genuine desire in their interests and hobbies. These may include shopping, cooking, baking, keeping their house clean and tidy, walking and everyday hobbies and interests. You will need to continue to explore and introduce new community based activities. You will need to provide support to maintain relationships with their 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 fulfil their hopes and dreams.
You will be supporting individuals to complete their normal daily living tasks. Administering and monitoring medication including side effects and effectively seeking advice if required. You will be recording daily notes and be part of planning, implementing and evaluating support plans. Effective MDT working will be required.

You will need to be:
Person centred, caring and show compassion in the delivery of care and support. Be able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge and understanding to effectively support the individual and deal with situations of occurrences of behaviours of concern. You will need to be able to understand Positive Behaviour Support as well as monitor and review data related to behaviour. To be able to effectively communicate with the individual, with the staff team, with family/carers and other agencies. To be courageous and speak up if you have any concerns, to have personal strength and vision to innovate and embrace new ways of working. Be able to demonstrate commitment to the individual, improving their experience, supporting challenges ahead. Be consistent in your approach and follow support plans and risk assessments.
You will possess numeracy and literacy at level 2 and have a willingness to work towards an NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care. 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 by may cover, long days, short days, early shifts or late shifts and sleepovers. A current driving licence would be an advantage however, is not a requirement.

Why PIPS?
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: 7th December 2017 Shortlisting: 8th December 2017 Interviews: TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Andrew Parkes (Registered Team Manager) andrew.parkes@pips.support on 0330 355 7477 for an informal chat.

Please return the Monitoring Information Sheet with your completed Application Form to admin@pips.support
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)