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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI31899

Location

Children’s Home Okehampton

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£10.15 per hour

Hours

37.5 to 40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Devon Children's Services are looking for Senior Residential Support Workers to join their team at Fairway Lodge in Okehampton. We are looking for enthusiastic staff to join the team in this new home. During your training period, you may be initially based in one of our homes in Gunnislake or Tavistock area. 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.

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

Devon Children's Services currently have two educational settings, Quay View School and Tor View School, and four Childrens Homes in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton

The role involves providing support to the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager along with the ability to run shifts including organising, monitoring and evidencing young people's activities. You will also support in the supervision of a small team of residential support workers which includes mentoring, supervision meetings and training.

What we'd like from you:

  • Hold a strong ethos where safeguarding is paramount
  • Act calm under pressure and be an excellent communicator
  • Offer a high degree of flexibility
  • Hold a minimum Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce and be prepared to work towards Level 5 Diploma
  • Hold previous experience in a care setting, particularly working with Special Education Needs or residential child care
  • Hold previous knowledge of budgets, monitoring and auditing along with previous experience at a supervisory or senior level.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Pension option.

This role includes weekends and evening work.  Some of the homes are located in a rural setting so own transport is desired.

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.

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.

Division DBS info

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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

Job Description

Senior_Support_Worker_Team_Leader.pdf

Closing Date

17/11/2019