Band 3 Support Worker - Devizes

Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
7 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking and progressive service? Do you wish to develop your knowledge and personal skills? If the answer is yes, here is an opportunity for you; we have several Support Worker vacancies at The Daisy, in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Join The Daisy team and you will not only make a profound difference to the lives of the residents with learning difficulties and a range of complex needs; but you will also become a valuable team player in supporting an innovative, person-centred therapeutic high support model that really could change the way the individuals we support are treated in the future.

The Daisy is an innovative project that was born in response to the model of Transforming Care and its philosophy has the underpinning of person-centred ethos which is embedded in every therapeutic and meaningful activity intervention and engagement.

Working alongside a diverse and experienced team, as a Support Worker, you will develop good working relationships with each of the residents, be able to recognize individual indicators of behavioural needs and to have the skills to help the residents to develop appropriate coping strategies. A large part of your role will be to implement planned and appropriate interventions; promoting independence as we as overall well-being and healthy life choices. You will also be involved in a range of activities, supporting the residents with daily living skills following their individual person-centred support plans and activity programmes that will help them to develop the important skills they need to achieve their inspirations.

Heath and social care experience and or an NVQ qualification would be desirable. You must be an excellent communicator and possess good people skills. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting people with learning disabilities & challenging behaviours in either a working or personal environment and most importantly, the right attitude.

As a Support Worker in a 24 hour care service, working a shift pattern is mandatory as is working some weekends and bank holidays. This role also involves managing aggressive/challenging behaviours so candidates must be physical fit to complete our Positive Behaviour Management (PBM) training.

Successful candidates will be required to complete (or demonstrate previous completion of) the AWP Care certificate. All 15 standards need to have been passed in order to advance beyond the probationary period. For details see The Care Certificate - Information for Applicants.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

Ref: SS2361119

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