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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI54008

Location

Children's Home, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,609.48 per annum + £35 per 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 staff in the sector.

We are currently looking to recruit a Residential Support Worker to join our children's home based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.  

To get you off to the best start with us, we will be including a £500 bonus! You will receive £250 when you first start, and then a further £250 upon successful completion of your probationary period!*

Our home is a medium to long-term placement for up to 4 young people that can offer placements for young people aged 8 to 17 years of age with emotional and behavioural difficulties. It offers a homely environment and dedicated staff team that provides a caring nurturing environment which enables  the young people to enjoy and achieve.

As a Residential Support Worker you will be a key member 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 both service users and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.  Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

Due to the rural location of the home near Mansfield, and duties involved supporting the young people, a driving licence is required for this role.

Shift Pattern (including weekends and Bank Holidays)

 

Shift times are  07:30 – 23:00  and staff  will complete 11 shifts per month. The days worked will include weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.

Sleep in duties will be required to be completed and are worked on a rota system

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

  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
  • Manage the well-being and behaviour of young people ensuring behaviour's are addressed promptly and sensitively
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
  • Support young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activities in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
  • Support and encourage educational engagement.

Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this.) Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. 

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. 

Benefits when you join us:

  • 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

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

*Current employees and staff sourced via Recruitment Agency are not eligible to receive the joining bonus.

 

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