Support Worker – ECC Middlesbrough

Vacancy Reference Number: SW0083
Post:  Female Support Worker (It is an occupational requirement that Females only work with this individual)
Location: Middlesbrough- Acklam
Hours:  Full and Part time hours (this will cover days, nights and weekends)
Salary: £9.50 per hour             Closing Date: 21st June 2021

The Role is:
To support a 17 year old female with a Learning Disability and Epilepsy within the family home before school, after school and Saturday or Sunday.
The ideal candidate must have a passion for working with young people with learning disabilities, be able to build and maintain positive relationshipsencourage and empower the young person to become more independent and involved in activities such as the outdoors, walking, horses, swimming, singing, cook and hair and makeup. 

You will need to be:
Person Centred, caring, compassionate, reliable and be able to encourage young people to reach their full potential.  You should be able to display competence in the knowledge and understating, be able to understand Positive Behavioural Support as well as monitor and related to behaviour.  To be able to effectively communicate with the Young Person, family, staff team and other agencies involved in the care of the Young Person.  To be courageous and speak up if you have any concerns, to have personal strengths 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. 
Essential to the post: 
– Being a driver
–  At least one years’ experience working with children or adult with learning disabilities
You will possess numeracy and literacy at level 2 and have a willingness to work towards a Care Diploma 3 in Health and Social Care.  You will be fully conversant in and work fulfilling the PIPS values and ethos.
Full COVID19 vaccine is an essential requirement for this post

Why PIPS?
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: 21st June 2021     Shortlisting: TBC
Interviews: TBC
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Nicola Swales (Team Manager) nicola.swales@pips.support on 0330 355 7477 for an informal chat.

Please return the Monitoring Information Sheet with your completed Application Form to recruitment@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)