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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI41667

Location

Children's Home, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,126.42 per annum plus £35 sleep in allowance and overtime

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

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

Are you hard working and looking to progress with a career in Residential Childcare?

Can you be an understanding and motivating role model to support our young people to achieve their full potential?

Our Residential Support Workers are key members of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people.  Through a creative and caring approach, our staff build good relationships with our young people, supporting them to achieve their potential whilst exploring new opportunities and interests.  

Due to the location of our children's home the successful candidate will need to hold a full driving license.

As a Residential Support Worker, you will:-

  • 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 our young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • Play a pivotal role in the day to day life of our young people 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.

Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need.  This may include working weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

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 home is a detached farmhouse property set in a rural location on the outskirts of a Shropshire town which offers exclusive views of the countryside.  The home provides a nurturing, supportive, structured and stable environment, on a 24 hour basis, for up to two young people of either gender with emotional, developmental and/or behavioural difficulties.

The young people within our children's home are educated at our nearby DfE registered school, Upper Forge.  The school is registered for up to 18 pupils between the ages of 11 to 17 who are placed within our provisions within the region.

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