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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI55957

Location

Newbury Manor School, Newbury Nr Mells, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3RG

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£18,804.49 per annum

Hours

45 hours per week, term time only

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 seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Support Worker who has experience of working with young people with challenging, complex and diverse needs, as well as knowledge of autistic spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome.

You will:

  • Be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users.
  • Build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users 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; experience in a similar role would be an advantage, as are a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.
  • You will help to manage the well-being and behaviour of our young people, including sensitive pastoral situations, dealing with immediate issues on own shift and within own team ensuring outcomes are appropriately followed up and reported, referring significant occurrences to senior staff through agreed channels as appropriate.
  • Support staff in own team to maintain effective professional relationships with Young People, parents, colleagues, outside agencies and other professionals referring any issues to senior staff as appropriate.
  • Acting as a positive role model, provide effective supervision and guidance for own team contributing to their performance and professional development.
  • Input into development of local procedures and supervises staff in own team to ensure all actions comply with policy and procedure and are in line with regulatory, statutory and compliance requirements and meet quality standards.

This role will require the individual to work flexibly and to undertake shift work including early shifts, late shifts and weekends.

A diploma level 3 in children and young people would be an advantage.

A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.

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

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

ewbury Manor School is a specialist school for 30 young people aged 7 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of needs, from those who are broadly average in their ability to others, who have more severe learning difficulties.

We provide a total environment where young people are offered safe, secure and predictable surroundings in which they can come to understand their own areas of difficulties and learn skills and techniques in order to overcome them. This ensures that they are able to fulfil their potential socially, academically, physically and spiritually and enable them to rebuild their low self-esteem and self-belief.

We take pride in the environment we can offer. The school is located in a beautiful, quiet, rural location in Somerset in a Georgian manor house, which has a range of outbuildings and extensive grounds. Our ethos was created in the belief that a positive, supportive, achieving culture is essential for good pupil progress. We seek to maximise independence and individual potential so pupils gain the skills to live happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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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

30/11/2021