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Residential Support Worker

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Reference

PRI23934

Location

Children’s Home Okehampton

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£16,612 - £21,868.18 (dependant on hours and experience)

Hours

37.5 or 45

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

Southern Peninsula Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who may have EMSH and /or Autism. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Southern Peninsula Services currently have an educational setting, Quay View School, three Childrens Homes, Tor View School is opening in September and a home in Okehampton will be opening this year with plans for more to open next year, all situated within the Tamar Valley and West Devon localities 

Southern Peninsula Services are looking for Residential Support Workers to join their team as they are opening a new home in the Okehampton area this year. We are looking for enthusiatic staff to join the team in this new home. During your training period and until the homes open you may be initially based in one of our homes in Gunnislake area or Tavistock. This is to enable you to become familiar with our induction, competency and growth framework. This framework will ensure that you have competent training, mentoring and supervision to provide you with a chosen career path within social care which will be recognised with an attractive pay progression.

 

As a Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families and other stakeholders, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in teaching them life skills. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

 

What we’d like from you:

•           Excellent communication skills

•           Effective organisational capability

•           Great team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure

•           Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support

•           Strong “can do” attitude

Candidates must have either:

•           A Level 3 Diplomas in Children or Young People's Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale

 

What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary

•           Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           Generous holiday allowance

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           SMART Childcare Vouchers

•           SMART Pension option

 

The Priory Group has also launched Careers Pathways, which will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills, gain further qualifications and undertake apprenticeships for debt free training.

This role includes weekends and evening work.

Salary will increase after sucessful completion of Induction Framework and Probationary period of up to £20,257.  There is opportunity to further progress under this Framework achieving a maximum salary of £21,868 expected within 6-12 months.  For this role we are offering either 37.5 or 45 hour contracts so salary will vary dependent on your contractual hours.

 

The home is located outside of the main town, so own transport is desired.

Find out more about our services http://www.priorygroupsps.co.uk/

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

 

Job Description

Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

09/12/2018