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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI41056

Location

Children's Home, Telford W, Shropshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £17,126.42 per annum (plus sleep in allowance and overtime)

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a passionate, energetic and aspirational individual to join our team as a Residential Support Worker.

Our Children’s Home situated in Telford, Shropshire, are seeking a permanent full time Residential Support Worker.  This is a five bedroom home for young people both male and female with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.  As a Support Worker at our children’s home in the Telford 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.

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.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role.  Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

Due to the remote location of the children's home the successful candidate must hold a full driving license. 

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 we operate a shift rota system that includes 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.

What’s next?

To apply, just click the link below. Our application form captures information to help keep children safe so thank you for taking the time to complete it.

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

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