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Senior Residential Support Worker

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Reference

PRI25483

Location

Children's Home, Pontypridd, Wales

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £21,994.57 plus sleep in allowance and overtime

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

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

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

As a Senior Support Worker at our children’s home in the Pontypridd 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 and healthy, go karting, outdoor pursuits activities and lots more. All staff are expected to participate and supervise in these activities which helps to build positive relationships with the young people we care for as well as being a positive role model for them.

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 our 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 and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

A Level 3 in Children and Young People qualification is essential for this role. Successful applicants will have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Full driving licence
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • SMART Pension option
  • Health Cash Plan

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We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

https://www.priorycareerpathways.com/

References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services 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

 

Closing Date

21/02/2019