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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI53740

Location

Children's Home, March W, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,702.39 - £20,155.17 + £35 per night sleep in

Hours

39 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 children's home in March are seeking a Residential Support Worker to strengthen their support team. 

Are you hard working and looking to progress with a career in Residential Childcare?

Can you be an understanding and motivating role model to support our young people to achieve their full potential?

Our Residential Support Worker 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 the young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • Attending reviews and liaising with external agencies and advocating their needs
  • Supporting and encouraging educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role.  Due to the location of the Home near March, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.

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; two longs days on shift followed by three days off, on average you will have 15 days off over a 28 day roster.

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.

*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. 

Rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, our children’s home is situated between March and Peterborough in North Cambridgeshire.  It’s a 5 bedded therapeutic unit for males aged 11-18 with SEBD.  We seek 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.

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