About the job
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.
What we offer:
- Opportunities in Ribbleton, Grimsargh, Penwortham, Lostock Hall and Leyland (please indicate preference in application)
- Flexible working hours
- Holiday allowance
- Full training- relevant qualifications are desirable, but not essential
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Weekly pay
Priory group are looking for passionate, professional and dedicated employees to work with children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour.
As a member of our residential care team you will strive to bring out the best in every young person by supporting and guiding them in their daily lives. This could be in the form of helping the young person at school, accompanying them to take part in an activity (walking, horse riding, trampolining, Duke of Edinburgh etc.) or simply assisting them in completion of general daily tasks, including morning and night time routines.
The homes operate a rolling rota which indicates shift patterns for the following 12 weeks. As a Bank Support Worker, you can pick up shifts on a weekly basis. A typical early shift would be 07:30-16:00, a late shift 15:30-22:00 and a waking night shift 21:45-07:45. We also offer the opportunity to earn an additional £35 for a sleep-in shift.
Most of our young people attend Oliver House School or Progress School, independent specialist day and residential schools for children aged 6 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.
Our aim is to enable every young person to have positive experiences and progress according to their individual abilities.
Candidates should be:
- Patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
- Prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons
- Willing to assist in household maintenance tasks such as cleaning in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homes
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 5 years.
Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.
If 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.
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.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
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.