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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI51210

Location

Children's Home, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,609.48 per annum + £35 per sleep in weekdays and weekends variable monthly rota.

Hours

39 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Residential Support Worker to join our children's home based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.  

Our home is a medium to long-term placement for up to 4 young people that can offer placements for young people aged 8 to 17 years of age with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

It offers a homely environment and dedicated staff team that provides a caring nurturing environment which enables  the young people to enjoy and achieve.

As a Residential Support Worker 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 both service users and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.  Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

Due to the rural location of the home near Mansfield, and duties involved supporting the young people you would need to be a driver and have a valid driving licence.

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
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • 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
  • Support and encourage educational engagement.

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this.) Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

Hours

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 you can you should be happy to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays. This role will include some double shifts with sleep in’s. Rotas are planned with advance notice.

Shifts are:

Doubles 07:30 - 23:00 + sleep in shift and then 07:00 - 23:00

Singles 07:30 - 23:00 

Benefits when you join us:

  • 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.

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

20/08/2021