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Support Worker (Children & Young People)

Maidstone, Kent, England

£16,352 - 21,472 per year


Training and development, Progression, Pension, Cycle Scheme, Retail vouchers, Competitive Salary, Private health scheme and more.
The above are just some of the benefits that we would like to give you when you join the Priory Group as a Support Worker for our children and young people in Maidstone. We will also support you with your professional development by supporting your qualifications in Health and Social Care so you can have a career with us and not just a job.

This Support Worker role with be 39 hours a week . This is a whole year role and you'll be working on a shift system including early, late and weekend shifts.

It is an essential requirement of the role that applicants must have at least 6 months experience with children and young people with challenging behaviour in a similar role. It is also a requirement for successful applicants to hold a clean driving license.

You will join a strong, focussed team in Maidstone where you will be given guidance and support. Previous experience of working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties is required for this post. As well as this, we are looking for skills that will make you great at the role and they include:

* Emotional resilience
* Flexibility and resourcefulness
* A strong 'can do' attitude
* Highly developed organisational skills
* Effective communication skills

As a Support Worker you'll ensure that the children and young people in your care are safe, healthy and able to make a positive contribution, realising their full potential through enjoyment, achievement and economic well-being.

A family is 365 days a year and so are we!

Our shifts reflect this.

In general our shifts are 24 hours starting at 8 or 9 am through to the next day with a sleep in.

If you are working full time, this would be 3 days a week. Weekends/Bank Holidays/Christmas/New Year will be worked on a rota basis.

The ability to drive is desirable for this role.

About the site
Our Home in Maidstone provides a safe, homely environment for young people who have Emotional and Behavioural difficulties or challenging behaviour. We work together as a team to promote independence and provide the best outcomes for the young people at our home.

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Carol Bradley on 07920 571853.

If you are ready to join us at The Priory Group, please complete the application form by hitting "Apply Now" button below - we look forward to finding out about you!

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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 will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us
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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Posted 48 days ago

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