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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI53469

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £24,000 per annum (including sleep ins)

Hours

40 hours 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 people in this sector.

We want you to get off to the best start with us so we are giving you £250 when you first start with us and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work!

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. 

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.

A qualification in Health and Social care in child studies / with children and a minimum of 3 years previous experience within children's services is essential for this post.  Due to the location of the home, the successful candidate will hold a full driving license for at least 3 years.  

Our Senior Support Workers get involved with:

  • Contributing to the care, teaching and learning, social and 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 Management with the compilation of care and learning plans
  • Leading the shifts and ensuring that all daily duties are completed.  These duties include, paperwork, finances, medication, health and safety
  • Being a keyworker to a young person, ensuring that all their needs are met and you support them to get their voice heard
  • Maintain professional relationships whilst developing a good rapport with young people, students, pupils, colleagues, visitors and other stakeholders.

We are open 365 days a year and cover shifts around the clock.  We have a monthly rota in place so that staff can plan around work commitments.  As a Senior 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) 

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.

What do you get in return?

  • 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
  • Build your career with Aspris; rewards and recognition schemes in place for ongoing service.

You can be part of something special

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. 

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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Job Description

Senior_Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

31/10/2021