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Support Worker

Reference

PRI41970

Location

Children's Home, Weeley, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £21,678 (inclusive of sleep ins)

Hours

40 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our children's home in Clacton on Sea are seeking a Support Worker to strengthen their support team. 

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 home is a 5 bed children's home based in Weeley, Clacton on Sea, and we offer 24/7 support to young people between the age of 8 - 18.  We are part of Priory’s existing portfolio of specialist provisions for young people with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

Our Support Workers need to hold a full driving license as part of this role is to travel distances to support young people with their activities, family contact and training.  Successful candidates will hold a driving license for at least 3 years.  Previous experience with children and young people is important for this post.  We can support you with attaining a qualification relevant to your role to help you progress with us.

Our Support Workers get involved with:

  • Contributing to the support, care, teaching, learning, social, independence activities and experiences, which enhance the learning and development of our young people
  • Supporting the well-being and behaviour of our young people ensuring any significant behavioural or physical occurrences are promptly addressed and reported, referring to a senior member of staff as appropriate
  • Assisting senior staff with the compilation of care and learning plans
  • Contributing to the maintenance of safety, security and confidentiality standards
  • Supporting our young people in a manner that is centred and focused around their individual needs in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

Our home is open 365 days a year and we operate a monthly rota so that staff are able to plan around work commitments.  As a Support Worker, the following shifts are examples of what you could expect to work:-

08.00 - 23.00 plus a sleep in shift

08.00 - 15.00

14.30 - 23.00 plus a sleep in shift

(Sleep in shifts are staff sleeping in on shift at the home between 23.00 - 08.00) 

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 apply now.  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 would like to find out more, call Alison Sherman on 01255 831289.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for vulnerable young people across the UK.  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.  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.

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

31/10/2020