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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI41646

Location

Children's Home, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £25,000 (including sleep in allowance)

Hours

40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our ambitious and energetic colleagues help make our company what it is and we are looking for more people who have got what it takes to join us as a Senior Support Worker. 

The environments we work in can be challenging so the people that join us need to have a passion for the work we do and be strong role models for the young people we support.  

Due to the current needs of our home it is essential that you hold a Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4 (or equivalent at Level 3) qualification.  Due to the location of the home, the successful candidate will hold a full driving license.  

Our Senior Support Worker role attracts an annual salary of up to £25,000, depending on previous experience, including your sleep in allowance.  

As a Senior Support Worker you’ll be doing the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • Assisting the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs
  • Assisting management with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans and review reports 
  • Being part of the wider team to ensure that our young people achieve their full potential
  • Support young people in daily activities include family contact, shopping, outdoor and indoor activities, and community youth groups, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • Support and encourage educational engagement.

We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need.  As a Senior Support Worker in our home you can expect the following shifts as our general pattern: 15 hour shift, starting at 0800 with a sleep in attached so finishing at 0830 following morning. Over the roster period you work 11 shifts having 17 days off.

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.

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.

Our Children’s Home is situated between Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in the Forest Heath District which boarders onto Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.  It’s a 5 bedded home for males and females aged 8 - 18 with emotional, behavioural difficulties and other complex needs associated.  The home seeks to provide a safe and understanding ethos in which the young person can be assisted to address their behaviours and to take responsibility for their own actions.  The emphasis of the work is by way of intervention and to challenge the inappropriate behaviour through a holistic therapeutic approach.

Our home has a small holding where we keep farm animals which provides environment enrichment for our young people.  Our staff and young people help to look after these.

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

31/10/2020