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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI41049

Location

Children's Home, Handsworth Wood, West Midlands

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,684.16 per annum plus £35 sleep in allowance (average 7 per month)

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our Children’s Home situated in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, is seeking a permanent full-time Residential Support Worker to join the team.  

As a Support Worker at our children’s home in the Handsworth Wood area you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to two males residents aged between 8 - 18 years old.  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.

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.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role.  The successful candidate will need to have held a driving license for the last 3 years.

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. This rotating shift pattern will include working some weekends and bank holidays.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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

30/09/2020