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Children's Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI50829

Location

Rugeley School, Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, WS15 3JQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£19,305 per annum (£9.90 per hour)

Hours

37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

37.5 hours per week with 33 days annual leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays)

This is to work days and weekends and there are no sleep-ins required. We will also give you sponsored access to Diploma Level 4 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)

Change Lives, Learn and Earn

To get you off to the best start, we will be offering you £250 when you first start working with us, and a further £250 when you pass probation!*

Our two children’s homes in Rugeley are looking for Support Workers that are passionate about changing lives. You don’t need previous experience but you will need a can do attitude and a willingness to learn. 

Our team currently care for young people between 12-19 who have autism and can display challenging behaviours.  Our cosy home has a sensory room, dark den and an outdoor play area and as a Support Worker you will take part in activities including baking, day trips, holidays and activities in the local Blithbury community.

The role can be challenging at times so you will need to be resilient and adaptable but there is also fun to be had!

Our experienced team have all completed qualifications in their roles progressing their careers and there are plenty of opportunities to help you on your own career pathway.

If you want a secure career where you can change your life, get qualifications and earn whilst you do it apply now!

Duties include:

  • 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 behaviours 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
  • You will provide or assist with personal care and promote a healthy lifestyle.

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

Hours:
As a support worker you will need to be flexible and willing to work rotating shifts covering week days and weekends, early shift 7am to 4pm and a late is 3pm to 22.00pm.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

*Current employees are not eligible for this bonus, and it will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for those who do not work full time.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Closing Date

30/09/2021