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Positive Practice Worker

  • Location: Pontypridd
  • Salary: £12.30 per hour
  • Hours: 39.4
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Are you looking for a rewarding career? If you are a caring, energetic, enthusiastic individual, Iris Care Group has an exciting new opportunity for (a) positive practice worker to join our well-established team at Heatherwood Court Hospital, Pontypridd

Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled. Work for us and you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference.


What will you receive?

  • £12.30 per hour
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • ‘Recognise Me’, our new staff benefits, wellbeing and recognition platform
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contracts
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Death in service


Role Responsibilities

Are you at the beginning of your journey to train as a registered clinician such as a clinical psychologist, nurse or occupational therapist? Are you passionate about upholding the human rights of people with complex mental health and behavioural needs Do you already have some experience in a support or care role and want more opportunity for supervision and to deliver evidence-based interventions? If so, we are inviting suitable candidates to apply for a number of exciting new roles in our services across Ludlow Street Healthcare.

The role of Positive Practice Worker is integral to our organisational strategy to deliver truly person centred, evidence based and human rights driven approaches for all users of our services. This is a direct care role working in a clinical environment within our shift rotas. You will have an allocated amount of supernumerary time built into your work plan to complete the aspects of the role. You will be responsible for ensuring that all areas of the service have continual access to a member of staff whose role it is to ensure adherence to person centred plans (including positive behaviour support plans) and to ensure and promote a continual focus on person centred outcomes across the service. To achieve this, you will work on one of our LSHG services and will act as a guide and advisor for all staff, working to structured support plans. You will also act as a link to the established clinical teams in our services, ensuring that prescribed interventions are delivered, that care plans are co-produced alongside our service users and their families, and that outcome data is collected and monitored on a daily basis.


Role Requirements

To succeed in this role you must have an interest in and commitment to the practice of clinical psychology as an applied science or will have a career aspiration in a related discipline. You will also be aware of current policy agendas relating to person centred practice, values-based practice and the need for services to continually focus on reducing restrictive interventions. Previous experience in working in services for people with Mental Health and Learning Disability is desirable.

This role is a development role that we aim to serve the purpose of supporting people at the early stage of their careers to progress either onto postgraduate clinical training or to training in other related professional careers. As an organisation we promote a culture of continuous learning and supervision and you will have access to regular team supervision from qualified clinical staff and to individual supervision from our operations team. We anticipate that people successful in this role will rotate around our service in order to secure experience with different client groups, before embarking on further clinical professional training.

Please note this will include a shift pattern – Days/ Nights and weekends, 12-hour shifts



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