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Senior Support Worker (£500 Joining Bonus*)

Reference

PRI39513

Location

Oliver House - Childrens Homes - Preston, Lancashire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,369 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week (Over 7 days, earlies and lates)

Job Advert Role Description

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us, we are giving you an extra £250 when you join us.  When you are settled in in 6 months’ time, we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work!

We are looking for Senior Support Workers who are passionate, professional and dedicated employees to work with children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour.

As a member of our residential care team, you will strive to bring out the best in every young person by supporting and guiding them in their daily lives. This could be in the form of helping the young person at school, accompanying them to take part in an activity (walking, horse riding, trampolining, Duke of Edinburgh etc.) or simply assisting them in completion of general daily tasks, including morning and night time routines.

The homes operate a rolling rota which indicates your shift patterns for the following 12 weeks. A typical early shift would be 07:30-16:00 and a late shift 15:30-22:00. You will work a combination of early and late shifts as assigned by the house manager. We also offer the opportunity to earn an additional £35 for a sleep-in shift, as well as the possibility of overtime.

Most of our young people attend Oliver House School, an independent specialist day and residential school for children aged 6 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Our aim is to enable every young person to have positive experiences and progress according to their individual abilities. The desired outcome is for them to achieve success in accredited qualifications and to gain increased levels of independence in order to maximise their strengths, abilities and ambitions. 

Candidates should be:

  • Must have or be working towards Diploma Level 3 H&SC or equivalent
  • Will be supervise a specific team and group of young people on specific shifts
  • Supervise the effective implementation of learning programmes
  • Be responsible for dealing with issues and incidents on shift and support staff on to maintain effective relations with external agencies
  • This is a physically demanding role and staff will also need to have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviours that autism can present

What we offer:

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • SMART Pension option
  • Healthcare Cash Plan

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.

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/

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

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

20/08/2020