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Support Worker (Part time)

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Reference

PRI28354

Location

Children's Home, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Salary

£9.55 p/h

Hours

various

Job Advert Role Description

We do something amazing, be a part of it!

Our ambitious and energetic colleagues help make our company what it is and we are looking for more people who have got what it takes.

The environments we work in can be challenging so the people that join us need to have a passion for the work we do and be strong role models for the young people we support.

We are looking for part time staff and are able to negotiate flexible working hours or weekend work and help support our young people when they need it most. 

Where you’ll be working

Our Children’s Home is situated between Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in the Forest Health District which boarders onto Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. It’s a 5 bedded home for males and females aged 8-18 with EBD primary diagnoses, with other complex needs associated. 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.

Due to the current needs of our home it is essential that you hold a level 3 in residential childcare.

Hours

We are looking for people who are able to work flexibly and help us to cover weekend shifts. There are various hours available.

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 behaviours are addressed promptly and sensitively
  • Support young people in daily activities include family contacts, shopping, outdoor and indoor activities, and community youth groups, promoting independence and social behaviour.
  • Support and encourage educational engagement
  • Safeguard both young people and the general public.
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans

Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4 (previously Diploma Level 3) qualification is essential for this role.

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

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

 

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 call or email Nicki Ablett nickiablett@@priorygroup.com or 0116 240 8682 option 2.

*Candidates referred by an agency or other 3rd party may not be eligible for the joining bonus

Division DBS info

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

 

Job Description

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Closing Date

17/06/2019