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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI56842

Location

North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Salary

£18,804 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 people in this sector.

We want you to get off to the best start with us so we are giving you £250 when you first start with us and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work!

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.
  • 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; 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.
  • Inputs 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.
  • This is a fixed term role to cover a period of maternity leave, for approximately 12 months.

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
  • Build your career with Aspris; rewards and recognition schemes in place for ongoing service.

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. 

Set in its own grounds close to Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent specialist day and residential school for children and young people aged 6 to 19 years with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties.

The school has been specifically designed to provide a strong focus for both UK and international students who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever-demanding and complex society.  Students have ambitions to live and work as self-reliant adults and we can help them to reach their goals with continued support, structure and guidance.  The school welcomes students on a day or weekly residential basis for 38 weeks per year.

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

Senior_Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

31/01/2022