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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI25008

Location

Children's Home, Usk, Wales

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £17,126.42 per annum (plus sleep in allowances and overtime)

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

Our Children’s Home situated in Usk, Monmouthshire located near the M4/A449.are seeking a permanent full-time residential support worker. This is a three bed home for young people aged 11 years to 16 years old with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. 

As a Support Worker at our children’s home in the Usk area you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people.

Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with our young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests. Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

Our Young people also have the opportunities to participate in lots of activities of their choice, this can be anything from going to the cinema, bowling, ice skating, horse riding, martial arts clubs, visiting the gym to keep fit & healthy. Go Karting, out door pursuits activities and lots more. All staff are expected to either participate, supervise in these activities if you wish, this helps to build positive relationships with the young people we care for as well as being a positive role model for them.

Our Support Worker roles in Usk, Monmouthshire offer a salary of up to £17,126.42 per annum plus £35 nightly sleep in allowance. There is an opportunity for overtime if desired.

Duties

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

  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Manage the well-being and behaviour of young people ensuring behaviour's are addressed promptly and sensitively
  • 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 and advocating their needs
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this.) Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

Due to the location of the Home near Usk - Monmouthshire, 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 Support Worker, in our Home you can you should be happy to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays.

Our Support Worker posts will suit people who are prepared to work a four week rolling rota comprising of a 1,2,3 shift pattern starting at

1st day 09.30 am - 23.00 pm with a sleep in

2nd day 07.30 am - 23.00 pm with a sleep in

3rd day 07.30 am - 09.30 pm

Benefits when you join us:

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Priory Group Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
  • Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported

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 Claire or Jayne on 01952 432660 between the hours 9-5pm (Mon-Fri)

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

28/02/2019