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Night Support Worker (Based at The Russet Children's Home)

Reference

PRI39507

Location

Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,465.96 per annum

Hours

45 hours per week, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

Our children's home in Shepton Mallet are seeking to recruit dedicated staff to join our support services team.

Our home offers exciting opportunities for strong, enthusiastic and highly motivated staff who have experience with young people with challenging, complex and diverse needs and who preferably have some knowledge of autistic spectrum disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome. However experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support. You must also be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

As a Night Support Worker you will:

  • Be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred care
  • Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both young people and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible
  • Provide personal care and participate in activities
  • Supporting students during the evening/night you will also carry out a number of admin and domestic tasks

You will ensure that the residences are secure throughout the hours of 10pm – 8am. You will be alert and observant with regards to the well being of the learners and aware of the specific needs of learners with Asperger’s Syndrome. You will work as a member of the team, sharing and recording information as appropriate.

A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.  It is an expectation of the role that all Night Support Workers will either work towards or already hold the level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

About Us

The Russet is a children's home in Shepton Mallet for young people aged 16 and over, who access education at Farleigh FE College in Frome.

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

Each of the college's eight residential houses has its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

We aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our young people have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

What's in it for you?

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • £1,000 monthly lotto
  • 100’s of online discounts and cash back deals
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend
  • Priory Group pension.

We look after your career too, with our career pathways you, like many of our staff, can go from support worker up to CEO level with guidance and learning supplied by us!

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

Search all our available vacancies 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 may be requested prior to interview for 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.

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Job Description

Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

31/08/2020