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Support Worker

Reference

PRI53746

Location

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

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

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 Clacton on Sea are seeking a 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 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.

Our Support Workers need to hold a full driving license as part of this role is to travel distances to support young people with their activities, family contact and training.  Successful candidates will hold a driving license for at least 3 years.  Previous experience with children and young people is important for this post.  We can support you with attaining a qualification relevant to your role to help you progress with us.

Our Support Workers get involved with:

  • Contributing to the support, care, teaching, learning, social, 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 senior staff with the compilation of care and learning plans
  • Contributing to the maintenance of safety, security and confidentiality standards
  • Supporting our young people in a manner that is centred and focused around their individual needs in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

Our home is open 365 days a year and we operate a monthly rota so that staff are able to plan around work commitments.  As a 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.

*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. 

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