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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI53792

Location

Children's Home, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

Up to £21,994.57 per annum plus £35 sleep in allowance and overtime

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 are looking for a passionate and energetic individual to join our team as a Senior Residential Support Worker.  

Do you have previous experience of working within Residential Childcare?

Do you have a Level 3 qualification in Children's Residential Childcare or Children & Young Peoples Workforce?

Our Senior Residential Support Workers are key members of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people.  Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with our young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests.  Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

Our Senior Residential Support Workers support with the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • Assisting the management team with the supervisions of junior staff
  • Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs and to ensure that they achieve their full potential
  • Writing and maintaining placement and risk management plans
  • Supporting and encouraging educational engagement.

Due to the location of our home the successful candidate will need to hold a full driving license.

We operate a shift rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need.  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. 

Our home is a detached farmhouse property set in a rural location on the outskirts of a Shropshire town which offers exclusive views of the countryside.  The home provides a nurturing, supportive, structured and stable environment, on a 24 hour basis, for up to two young people of either gender with emotional, developmental and/or behavioural difficulties.

The young people within the home are educated at our nearby DfE registered school, Upper Forge.  The school is registered for up to 18 pupils between the ages of 11 to 17 who are placed within our provisions within the region.

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

Senior_Support_Worker_Team_Leader.pdf

Closing Date

31/10/2021