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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.
We are recruiting for Part-Time Residential Support Worker's for our Children's Homes, aligned to Rugeley School, in Rugeley Staffordshire. The Children's Homes and Rugeley School are a specialist residential setting for young people aged 5 to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.
The homes provide a modern setting in which students can achieve an enhanced degree of emotional stability through an active approach to learning. Students are able to engage in daily life with increased confidence, self-esteem, dignity and independence.
As a Residential Support Worker you will be a key member of our Children's Home Team in Rugeley, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people throughout their day-to-day life. Our Residential support workers through a creative and caring approach, will build good relationships with both students and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible at our Children's home.
Successful applicants will be required to provide a range of support services including help with personal care and helping to develop social skills and home skills to students in their residential setting.
This is a physically demanding role and staff will also need to have the confidence to deal with the challenging behaviours that autism can present. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.
A family is 24/7 and so are we. We use a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need. Our Support Worker posts will suit people who are prepared to work a three week rolling rota comprising of early and late shifts covering weekdays and weekends. The role does not require any contractual 'sleep-in' duties.
Bank and Full Time positions all available.
What we'd like from you:
- Excellent communication skills
- Effective organisational capability
- Great team player
- Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
- Strong "can do" attitude
Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is desirable but not essential for this role (we can support with the training of this.) Successful applicants will ideally have previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour. Due to the requirement of the standards that we work to in the residential setting all staff need to have reached the age of 21.
What we'd like to give you:
- Sponsored access to Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare (if not already obtained)
- 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, pro-rota'd)
- 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
Our ethos is to promote the development of social behaviours, independence and personal skills, offering opportunities to practice them in real life settings. We provide care with a strong emphasis on the importance of privacy, dignity, rights, choice and fulfilment in a comfortable, homely, stimulating and safe environment.
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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