Residential Support Worker
Salary: £15,795-17,218 gross per annum (pro rate for term time working)
Benefits: Academic year working (40 weeks per year) with 8 weeks paid holiday.Opportunity to work towards a qualification in Health and Social Care.
Our client is a well-known, non-maintained, special residential school &college for children and young adults with speech, language and communication difficulties and other complex needs.
Our client is currently looking to bring on board anumber ofResidential Support Workers to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting children and young adults within their residential setting. Shifts include some weekend work.
This is a varied and challenging role and the duties include the following:
•Work within a multi-disciplinary team to promote pupils’ development, self-esteem, and academic progress.
•Support pupils’ understanding of how to keep themselves safe in a range of environments.
•Motivate and encourage pupils according to their needs to be as independent as possible.
•Carrying out household duties, shopping, cleaning, cooking and generally ensuring that the living and garden areas are maintained in a safe manner.
•Safeguarding – you will be trained to understand all aspects of safeguarding, with an emphasis on what this means for children and young people with disabilities.
What are we looking for?
•Literacy & Numeracy skills
•Good communication skills
•Flexibility in approach to work
•A positive, can do attitude
Training and support
We provide a comprehensive induction and ongoing training and support on a range of topics. All staff will be required to complete a level 3 Diploma (a nationally recognised qualification) which is paid for by the organisation and full support is provided throughout the course. You will be assigned a mentor who will provide regular meetings to make sure that you are confident in your new role; you will also receive support and guidance from your house manager and senior support workers.
Closing date: 11th October 2018
Experience and knowledge of working with pupils with ASD & challenging behaviour is desirable.
If you feel you’re the ideal candidate that our client is looking for, then send in your CV today by clicking the APPLY button below.
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