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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI53703

Location

Children’s Home Hingham

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£20,034 - £21,669 per annum (£9.75 - £10.15) plus sleep in allowance and overtime

Hours

40 hours per week on average (Shifts are generally 08:00 - 23:00 or 15:00 - 23:00 any combination of Mondays - Sundays)

Job Advert Role Description

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!

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.

As a member of our team, you’ll help in supporting and inspiring our young people whilst we support you to learn and gain qualifications within care.

We currently have a vacancy at our home near Watton in Norfolk for a Residential Support Worker.  Our residential children’s home near Watton in Norfolk which offers support for young people with Social Emotional Behaviour Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Autism.  We can accommodate up to 6 young people both male and female between the age of 11 and 18.  The home operates 24 hours a day and is open 52 weeks per year.

Our Residential Support Workers will be:-

  • Key members of our team providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users
  • Creative and caring
  • Confident with building good relationships with both young people and their families, supporting with the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible
  • Participating in activities, so energy and initiative is vital
  • Willing to learn along with the compassion and patience needed to support our young people to achieve their full potential.

Due to the location of our home it is essential that you are a competent driver and have held a licence for a minimum of three years.

What we'd like from you:

  • A willingness to undertake a level 3 - 4 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce and complete within 2 yrs of employment (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong "can do" attitude.

Shifts are generally 08:00 - 23:00 or 15:00 - 23:00 any combination of Mondays - Sundays.

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.

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

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. 

The young people we support may display a range of behaviour that could result in a challenge for them and others around them.  The emotions and behaviours the young people feel and present with could result from an array of life experiences and challenges that they have endured, so we are looking for people who can can work to our ethos of promoting an environment that is caring, nurturing, compassionate and safe.

We are committed to providing an environment and culture which reflects the positive aspects of a family home and where young people have the opportunity to experience being a valuable contributor to the home.

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

31/12/2021