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Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Arden College is situated in the heart of Southport, a vibrant and cultured town on the west coast of Lancashire. The college makes the most of its position and much of the extended and college curriculum is located within the community and vocational settings within the region. The college is a co-educational residential and day specialist college for students aged 16-25 years with learning difficulties and disabilities and or behavioural and social difficulties. Individual College programmes of day or residential support are available as either 38 or 52 week placements for up to a three year period and are subject to regular reviews to ensure student needs are being met. The focus is to ensure that learners are prepared for independent adult life as much as is possible.
Arden College provides an inclusive Communication Environment that supports learners with their individualised Communication systems. This includes spoken words, Signing, Symbols and both high tech and low tech AAC systems.
Arden College is inspected by OFSTED and is graded as Good (June 2014). All of Arden's residential units are inspected by CQC and are all rated as compliant(As others).
We are currently recruiting residential support staff to work with the students providing care and support to promote their independence and personal development in all areas of their life. We have a 24 hour rota and shifts are available for day, evening and waking nights.
Residential support staff promote learning in the evenings and weekends during all extended curriculum activities, and during the weekdays will accompany the students into college lessons and provide support under the direction of the teacher.
- The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to providing an excellent service, and a good understanding of the value and importance of educational opportunities for all young people.
- Level 3 Diploma/award in Health and Social Care (or an agreement to work towards this qualification in-house) is a requirement of the position.
- Experience of working with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities is essential.
- Experience of working in an educational environment is desirable.
What we'd like to give you:
- 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
- Priory Group Pension
- Travel Insurance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Dental Insurance
- Reduced price Gym membership
- Gourmet Society Card
- Healthcare cash plan
- Online benefits portal and high street store cashback rewards
- Priory Group Career Pathways - build your skills and plan for your future career with on-going training supported
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children's Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.
Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all 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.
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