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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI40124

Location

Children's Home, Ibstock, Leicestershire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £18,112.48 per annum (plus overtime & sleep in allowance)

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Inspire Others, Build your Career

Our Children’s Home situated in Ibstock, Leicestershire are seeking a permanent Full-Time Residential Support Worker. This is a medium, emergency, same day and planned placement for up to 3 residents aged up to 18 providing one-to-one care. As a Support Worker at our children’s home in the Ibstock area you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with our young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests.  Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

Our Support Worker roles in Ibstock, Leicestershire offer a salary of up to £18,112.48 per annum plus £35 nightly sleep in allowance. There is an opportunity for overtime if desired.

Duties

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
  • 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 and advocating their needs
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting

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 location of the Home near Ibstock, Leicestershire, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.

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.

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend.

If you have questions and want to find out more please contact Claire or Jayne on 01952 432660 between the hours 9-5pm (Mon-Fri)

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.

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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Closing Date

30/09/2020