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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI54406

Location

Children's Home, Northallerton, Darlington

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,374.50 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week (15 hour shifts including sleep in duties when required)

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 looking for a committed and enthusiastic Residential Support Workers to join our children's home based in Northallerton.

The role of Residential Support Worker is, but not limited to:

  • Supporting the young people in their day to day lives to develop their independent living skills
  • Transport young people to education, appointments and family visits
  • Maintain young persons individual care plans and risk assessments
  • Nurture, guide and develop young persons positive experience
  • Offer a range of enrichment activities and outings
  • Attend relevant meetings regarding the young people
  • Undertake and participate in required training for this role.

A Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role.
Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

Due to the rural location of the home near Northallerton and duties involved supporting the young people, the successful candidate would need to be a car driver and have a valid driving licence.

A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need. As a Residential Support Worker you will take part in a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays. This role will include some double shifts with sleep in’s. Rotas are planned with advance notice.

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 home is specifically designed to accommodate young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties within a homely residential environment, situated within a semi-rural picturesque location close to Northallerton.  Our home offers a range of nurturing and stimulating experiences in a therapeutic environment and ensuring that young people are able to access a variety of activities and outings within the local community and wider areas.

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

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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Closing Date

31/10/2021