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Support Worker

Reference

PRI56218

Location

Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Bank

Salary

£8.91 per hour

Hours

Various

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 people in this sector.

We are seeking a Support Worker based at our children's home, The Tannery, in Trowbridge.  The Tannery is an Ofsted registered specialist children's home for young people who have an ASD diagnosis. The home is located in the market town of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, with easy walking access to the local town centre.

As a Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users.  Through a creative and caring approach, you will 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.

This home offers exciting opportunities for strong, enthusiastic and highly motivated staff who have experience with young people with challenging, complex and diverse needs and who preferably have some knowledge of autistic spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome. However experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support. You must also be able to demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Skills Required

The role will require individuals to work flexibly and to undertake shift work including early shifts, late shifts and weekends.  A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential.  It is an expectation of the role that all Support Workers will either work towards or already hold the level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

We are happy to consider flexible shift patterns, including days, early/late shifts, and weekends - this can be discussed in more detail at interview. 

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.

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.

You can be part of something special

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. 

Our home provides residential provision for up to 52 weeks a year and is closely linked to Farleigh FE College. Farleigh FE College is based in Frome but has other residential provisions in Shepton Mallet, Frome and Trowbridge.

The home’s focus is to promote the development of individual social behaviour, independence and personal skills and offering opportunities to practise these in real life settings. The home provides a secure, warm and supportive environment for young people to grow and build self confidence. This ensures that our young people develop a positive outlook on life in a safe, nurturing, welcoming, structured and fun environment.

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

30/11/2021