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Job summary

Main area
Learning Disabilities
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
319-2997689JA
Employer
Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
The Oxford Centre
Town
Longbenton
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/04/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Worker

NHS AfC: Band 4

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

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Worker to support the multi-disciplinary community team to deliver high quality patient care to people who have learning disabilities within North Tyneside.

To improve patient’s access to services to increase positive health outcomes and decrease health inequalities taking into account reasonable adjustments. The post holder will also provide behavioural and mental health support to patients under the supervision of the Multi Disciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

In North Tyneside the Community Learning Disabilities Team is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  CLDT is a multi-disciplinary team providing a range of services to both adults and children with learning disabilities and/or physical, mental health issues, forensic histories, behaviour that challenges, amongst other areas of work.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with both children and adults, and will be involved in a range of clinical activities, including assessments, interventions and management of risk in the community as well as clinical audit under the supervision of a Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse.

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

Implementation of Positive Behaviour support (PBS) plans to provide support to patients, carers and care providers to reduce or prevent challenging/offending behaviour and 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 role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 or the equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through experience and theoretical knowledge to diploma level equivalent.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities and challenging/offending behaviours.
  • Knowledge and understanding • of care procedures and policies appropriate for this level.

Other Essential requirements

Essential criteria
  • It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes
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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
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