Male* Associate Practitioner

Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
TS17 8JA
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
19 May 2020
17 Jun 2020

Job Description

*This is a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

367 Thornaby Road is a residential home for five residents with complex learning disabilities and associated behaviors who have lived together in a homely environment for a number of years within a suburban community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Male* Associate Practitioner to work with adults with learning disabilities within the Teesside area. The post requires the successful candidate to work flexibly across the inpatient assessment and treatment unit and the community.

Youwill be expected to demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to Transforming Care Agenda, risk assessment, Positive behaviour support, autism and physical and mental well-being.

Working within a person centred values based andsupporting the nursing team inidentifying strategies and plans for future care, maximisingindividual's strengths and minimising the impact of their needs on their daily lives.

You will need excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will need to be able to form therapeutic relationships with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed individuals and will become part of the multi-disciplinary team.

The successful individual will need a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or equivalent to be recruited in to the position on Band 4.

If the successful applicant has not got the Foundation Degree they will be appointed on a temporary trainee contract on £16,909 first year and £18,117 on the second year of training. Trainees currently on Agenda for Change Band 3 would retain their current salary. Applicants applying to be trainees will need to have the NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social care 3 and literacy and numeracy level 2

The Associate Practitioner training programme will last 2 years during which time individuals will be expected to complete the Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care and meet the required competencies of the role.

*Salary during training will be in accordance with Annex 21 of Agenda for Change:

During 1st year: £16,909 per annum

During 2nd year: £18,117 per annum

Following successful completion of the training programme and the two years' experience the individual will transfer to Agenda for Change Band 4.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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