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Support Worker-Learning Disabilites
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
319-3169692LW
Employer
Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
The Oxford Centre
Town
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary
£19,737 - £21,142 Per Annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/06/2021 23:59

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Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Healthcare Assistant / PBS Worker

NHS AfC: Band 3

Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England?  Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare and, this is…the Northumbria Way!

Our trust is innovative and progressive, with an £800 million turnover, employing over 10,000 staff to serve a population of 500,000 with an extensive range of acute and community health care. We own and operate GP practices with a collective list size of over 50,000 patients through Northumbria Primary Care and run a number of commercial businesses including Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management, adding income to our bottom line which is reinvested in innovation and patient care.

We’re twice rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission inspection in 2016 and 2019 and rated ‘joint best place to work’ by our staff. Investing heavily in staff experience and staff satisfaction – our staff rated us best acute and community trust in equality, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, morale, quality of care, safety culture, staff engagement and for team working.

Managing three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed – covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and inclusion and are committed to a workforce that is diverse, equal and inclusive.  We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce as well as other under-represented groups such as LGBT+ and disabled candidates. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, we have a Gold award from the Defense Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships, Age Posi+ive and are a mindful employer.   

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if they indicate they wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend interview please make the recruitment team aware as soon as possible by calling our HR Recruitment Team on 0191 203 1415 option 2.  

Make sure to read the ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application and make sure you know everything there is to know before joining our fantastic trust!

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

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Job overview

This is a rare opportunity to join our friendly Community Learning Disabilities Team in North Tyneside. Our team is a large well established and supportive multi disciplinary team offering holistic health care support to children and adults who have a learning disability living in North Tyneside. 

We are looking for staff who are passionate in providing support to people who present  challenging behaviours to join one of our Enhanced Community Teams.

Main duties of the job

As an integral part of North Tyneside Community Learning Disability Team, the post holder will work as part of a team  into the community with families , carers and impatient settings to support safe discharge. and reduce admission to in patient units.  Supporting the implementation of support plans for patients on the PBS pathway. 

This post will be based within the Community Learning Disability Team in North Tyneside but the post holder will be required to work in a range of settings in North Tyneside.

Working for our organisation

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England?  Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Support implementation of Positive Behaviour support plans to provide intensive support to patients, carers and care providers to prevent/ reduce admission to in-patient units

Offer early/timely intervention when there is deterioration in a patient’s condition by working with staff and the patient within their home offering assessment and  intervention, including practical hands-on support.

To be part of the team providing a rapid response to potential placement 
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Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • NVQ3 or the equivalent level of Knowledge and skill gained through experience.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of care procedures and policies appropriate for this level.
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sarah Baker
Job title
Senior Community Nurse
Email address
sarah.baker@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0191 6432487
Additional information

Samantha Day, Community Nurse

samantha.day@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

0191 643 2487

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