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Senior Support Worker

Reference

PRI58196

Location

Children's home Tavistock,Tavistock, West Devon

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Salary

£23,920 – £28,960 per annum

Hours

Part time -20 hours per week and full-time 40 hours plus sleep Ins

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.

The ideal candidate will have experience within a Support Worker Role, be ambitious and motivated to making a real difference as a Senior Support Worker, looking to develop further. 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, their families and other stakeholders, to work together in supporting service users in the planning of goals and in teaching them life skills. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude
  • Experience as a Residential Support Worker looking for the next step or currently a senior support worker
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children or Young People's Workforce or willingness to undertake this qualification
  • Full clean driving licence with own transport
  • Flexibility to work shift patters which include days, evenings and weekends.

As a Senior Support Worker you will be working in a fast paced, varied and rewarding environment. As well as supporting a staff team, involving inducting and training of new starters, shift planning and supervision and taking on additional responsibilities. As a Senior Support Worker will be mentored by a dedicated and passionate management team.

Devon Children's Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who have complex needs including emotional, behavioural and associated difficulties which may originate from Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

We are offering both part-time and full-time contracts so salary will vary dependent on your contractual hours. You may be required to work at one of our other homes - having your own transport or access to transport is required.

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

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. 

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

31/01/2022