Devon Children's Services are looking for Residential Support Workers to join their team at our Children's Home in Tavistock. We are looking for enthusiastic staff to join the team in this new home.
This is a bank contract with day, night and weekend shifts available. The successful candidate may be required to work at one of our other homes so access to your own transport is required.
As a Bank 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 and other stakeholders, 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
- A Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce or Residential Childcare is not essential for this role but the successful candidate must be willing to undertake this qualification within a robust timescale
- Strong “can do” attitude.
- Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
- Comprehensive induction
- Pension scheme
- We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
- Employee recognition scheme.
The Priory Group has also launched Careers Pathways, which will provide you with opportunities to develop your skills, gain further qualifications and undertake apprenticeships for debt free training.
Devon Children's Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who may have EMSH and /or Autism. 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.
Devon Children's Services currently have two educational settings, Quay View School and Tor View School, and four Children's Homes across Devon.
If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.
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.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education 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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS. #LI-NK1