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Support Worker

Reference

PRI53710

Location

Children's Home, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,532.80 per annum plus £35 per sleep in

Hours

40 hours per week

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.

Our ambitious and energetic colleagues help make our company what it is and we are looking for people who have got what it takes to join us as a Support Worker in our children's home in Mildenhall, Suffolk. 

The environments we work in can be challenging so the people that join us need to have a passion for the work we do and be strong role models for the young people we support.  

Due to the location of the home, the successful candidate will hold a full driving license for at least 3 years.  

As a Support Worker you’ll be doing the following:

  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs
  • Assisting management with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans and review reports 
  • Being part of the wider team to ensure that our young people achieve their full potential
  • Support young people in daily activities include family contact, shopping, outdoor and indoor activities, and community youth groups, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • Support and encourage educational engagement.

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 expect the following shifts as our general pattern: 15 hour shift, starting at 08:00 with a sleep in attached finishing at 08:30 the following morning.  Over the roster period you work 11 shifts having 17 days off.

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. 

Our children’s home is situated between Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in the Forest Heath District which boarders onto Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.  It’s a 5 bedded home for males and females aged 8 - 18 with emotional, behavioural difficulties and other complex needs associated.  The home seeks to provide a safe and understanding ethos in which the young person can be assisted to address their behaviours and to take responsibility for their own actions.  The emphasis of the work is by way of intervention and to challenge the inappropriate behaviour through a holistic therapeutic approach.

Our home has a small holding where we keep farm animals which provides environment enrichment for our young people.  Our staff and young people help to look after these.

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