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Residential Support Worker

Reference

PRI54455

Location

Linden House, Near Basingstoke, RG24

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Bank, Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time, Sessional

Salary

£19,748 to £24,904 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Contracts considered and overtime available at an enhanced rate.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our friendly and supportive team. If you are looking for a rewarding and fulfilling position that will help to transform the lives of children in our care, then you are exactly what we are looking for.

Joining our team will include you enjoying many fun outings, including to the cinema, bowling, beach trips and even theme parks!

We provide meals whilst on shift, a joining bonus of £1,000* and when you are in post, you could also earn up to £1,000* when you refer a friend or family member to our organisation through our Cash for Colleagues scheme.

If you want to help inspire and change the lives of young people then we want you to become part of our team – apply today.

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 teachers in the sector. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

We believe Linden House Children’s Home is a very special home for children and young people where daily living experiences and activities are meaningful and memorable and are designed to meet the needs of individual children in areas that are personal to them.

Set in a semi-rural location within four acres of beautifully mature grounds. Linden House accommodates children and young people with a primary diagnosis of moderate to severe autism with moderate challenging behaviour and associated conditions such as ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome. 

As a Residential Support Worker you will ensure that the children and young people in your care are safe, healthy and able to make a positive contribution, realising their full potential through enjoyment, achievement and economic well being.

This is a 52 week post, working 37.5 hours per week. 

You will work in the residential setting but will also spend time in school supporting during the academic day. You must be prepared to work on a shift system including early, late and weekend shifts.

What we'd like from you:

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience in a special needs environment/school would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

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

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Dianne Price, School Business Manager on 07795 636193. 

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form fully as we cannot short list from a C.V.      

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

*Bonus T&Cs Apply

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