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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI53618

Location

Goodrich Manor, Nr Ross On Wye, Herefordshire, HR9

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,394 - £18,330 (DOE) + £2,800 - £4,900 annual sleep in allowance

Hours

37.5 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.

Our children’s home in Ross on Wye are seeking a permanent full-time Residential Support Worker to help our young people to achieve their full potential. 

Are you hard working and keen to learn?

Can you be a role model to the young people we support?

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 warm, welcoming and relaxed approached within a structured environment, you will encourage our young people to develop social, educational and practical skills to lead a fulfilling life set in beautiful surroundings.

Due to the rural location of the home near Ross-On-Wye, the successful candidate will need to hold a full driving license.

Our Residential Support Workers get involved with:

  • Being the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Managing the well-being and behaviour of young people ensuring behaviour's are addressed promptly and sensitively
  • Supporting our young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • Playing a pivotal role in the young persons day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies and advocating their needs
  • Supporting and encouraging educational engagement including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

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

Our home uses a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need and this may include working some weekends and bank holidays.

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. 

Goodrich children’s home can accommodate a maximum of five young people of either gender usually ranging in age from 9 - 18 years.  Goodrich places high value on relationships with and between young people and staff and it is these relationships that are central to the work that is undertaken with the young people. 

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

Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

31/10/2021