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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI30209

Location

Children's Home, Northallerton, Darlington

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

up to £18,500

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

 

 

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Residential Support Worker to join our children's home based in Fieldfare, Northallerton. Our home is specifically designed to accommodate young people with complex needs within a homely residential environment, situated within a semi-rural picturesque location close to Northallerton. Our home offers a range of nurturing and stimulating experiences in outdoor activities such as equestrian and small animal care, horticultural and agricultural projects. Our therapy and care support up to 6 young people aged between 6-19 years who have a range of abilities and needs which may include Autism

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is 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 rural location of the home near Northallerton, and duties involved supporting the young people you would need to be a car driver and have a valid driving licence.

Our support Worker roles in Fieldfare, Northallerton  offer a salary of up to up to £18,500  per annum plus nightly sleep in allowance. There is an opportunity for overtime if desired also.

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
  • 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

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. This role will include some double shifts with sleep in’s. Rotas are planned with advance notice.

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

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

 

Closing Date

31/08/2019