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Support Worker

Reference

PRI54376

Location

Children's Home - Chesterfield

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£19,874.50 - £20,624.50 (including sleep-ins approx. £2500 a year, 4-6 sleep-ins a month @ £35.00)

Hours

37.5 hours per week (8am - 4pm, 2.30pm - 11pm, 8am - 11pm)

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.

Our six time Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING Children's Home in Chesterfield are currently recruiting Support Workers to join their amazing team.

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!*

As a Support Worker, you will be a key member of our children’s home team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people throughout their day-to-day life.  The successful candidate will be approachable and able to communicate with children of all ages.

The successful candidate will be required to build good relationships with both young people and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.

This is a physically demanding role, you must have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviours that autism can present.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.

Successful applicants must ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour, however if you have the right personality we will support you to gain and develop the experience you need.

Salary:

Starting salary for this role is £17,374.50 and will increase to £17,624.50 once you pass probation. This will increase once again upon successful completion of your Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification to £18,124.50.

Overtime is also paid at an enhanced rate.

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. 

Your Benefits

  • 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

Our children's home is based in a semi rural area on the outskirts of Temple Normanton village and Calow near Chesterfield.  We care for up to 8 young people aged 9 - 16 who exhibit behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.  Our home replicates a caring, family environment that provides the opportunities that will hopefully one day help our young people to lead positive and rewarding lives.

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

Aspris_JD_Residential_Support_Worker.docx

Closing Date

31/10/2021