Support Worker

Vacancy Reference Number: SW0072
Post:   Male Support Worker (This is an occupational requirement)
Location: Close House near Bishop Auckland  Hours: Full Time and Part Time
Salary: £9.30 per hour            Closing Date: 19th June 2020

Could you make a real difference to somebody’s quality of life?
This is a great opportunity to provide truly person-centred support to this service user group.
We are looking for someone who:
> Enjoys communicating with others
>Has a positive ‘can do approach’
> Is person centred and creative
> Can provide 24-Hour support across the year
Ideally the right candidates will have experience supporting people with mental health issues and/or learning disabilities who have complex needs. It would be advantageous to have a level 3 diploma in health and social care or willingness to work towards.

The Role is:
We are currently recruiting support workers to join the team at our new project near Bishop Auckland. As part of the team you will 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, acknowledge 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 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 3 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.

PIPS is a developing 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 learning disabilities/ behaviour of concern/ 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.  Bring the best of health and social care together.

What can PIPS offer you?
>A wide range of training opportunities specifically tailored to your role.
>The opportunity to undertake level 3 diploma in health and social care.
> A person centred management team to offer support and guidance throughout your time at PIPS.
> A competitive salary.
>28 days annual leave per annum (Including bank holidays).
>The opportunity to develop new skills.
> The opportunity to start something new.

Advert Closes: 19th June 2020  Shortlisting: TBC Interviews: TBC
We welcome information enquiries, please contact David Stevens (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)