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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI22111

Location

Children's Home, March W, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£21,166 - £25,295 & up to £2,750 sleep in allowance

Hours

39 per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

As a member of our team, you’ll help in supporting and inspiring our young people whilst we support you to learn and gain qualifications within care.

 

Where you’ll be working

Rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, our Children’s Home is situated between March and Peterborough in North Cambridgeshire. It’s a 5 bedded therapeutic unit for males aged 11-18 with SEBD. The home seeks to provide a safe and understanding ethos in which the young person can be assisted to address their behaviours and to take responsibility for their own actions. The emphasis of the work is by way of intervention and to challenge the inappropriate behaviour through a holistic therapeutic approach.

 

Our Senior Support Worker roles in March offer a salary of: £10.97 - £13.11 p/h (£21,166 - £25,295 per annum) & up to £2,750 sleep in allowance

 

Duties

As a Senior Support Worker, you’ll be doing the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
  • Support and encourage educational engagement

 

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is essential for this role.

Due to the location of the Home near March, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.

 

Hours

A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need. As a Senior Support Worker, in our Home you can expect the following shifts; two longs days on shift followed by three days off, on average you will have 15 days off over a 28 day roster.

 

Careers

Priory Group now offer a Career Pathway to all of our employees that allows you to build your skills and plan for your future career, find out more by following the link:

https://www.priorycareerpathways.com/

You can also share your journey using #priorycareers

 

Benefits

The other benefits you’ll get when you join us:

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance, Health Cash Plan
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers, SMART Pension option

 

What’s next?

To apply, just click the link below. Our application form captures information to help keep children safe so thank you for taking the time to complete it.

If you have questions and want to find out more please contact Jay Patel: jaypatel@priorygroup.com

 

Division DBS info

References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

 

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

 

Disclosure

Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Let us know how we are doing, review us on Indeed  or Glassdoor by following these links

Glassdoor

https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Overview/Working-at-Priory-Group-EI_IE37118.11,23.htm

Indeed

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Priory-Education

 

East Anglia

Closing Date

31/10/2018