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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI39191

Location

Children's Home Gunnislake hall, Cornwall, PL18

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Salary

£10.15 per hour

Hours

Part time, full time and weekend shifts available

Job Advert Role Description

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 wellbeing 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 across Devon.

Devon Children's Services are looking for Senior Support Workers to join their team at our Children's Home, Gunnislake. We are looking for enthusiastic staff to join the team in this new home.

As a Senior Support worker you will be working in a fast paced, varied and rewarding environment. As well as supporting a staff team, involving inducting and training of new starters, shift planning and supervision and taking on additional responsibilities, you as a Senior Support Worker will be mentored by a dedicated and passionate management team.

The ideal candidate will have experience within a Support Worker Role, be ambitious and motivated to making a real difference as a Senior Support Worker, looking to develop further. You will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families and other stakeholders, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in teaching them life skills. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

You will be available to work shift patters which include days, evenings and weekends.  We are offering both part-time and full-time contracts so salary will vary dependent on your contractual hours.

You may be required to work at one of our other homes and so own transport is desired.

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

Candidates must have either:

  • A Level 3 Diploma in Children or Young People's Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option

The 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.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

Search all our available roles here: https://jobs.priorygroup.com/

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.

Closing Date

31/07/2020