Support Practitioner - Evenings and Weekends

Zoek Pin Gobowen, Shropshire, England

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Derwen College (Support Practitioner - evenings and weekends). We are looking for staff to work evenings and weekends within our Care Team to support our residential students. Hourly rate of pay up to £ subject to qualifications and shift pattern.

Derwen College is an Ofsted “Outstanding” college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best possible staff to deliver this first class experience to our students.

We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for Support Practitioner's to join our Care Team. You will support our students to be more independent by developing their life and personal care skills in their residences and in the community.

The key role responsibilities of the Support Practitioner are:

Take an active role in supporting our students to develop their personal care and daily life skills according to their agreed care plan outcomes

Administration of medication

Support our students to use their free time appropriately promoting the Healthy College Agenda

Provide student support and liaise with peers about positive behaviour support

Provision of pastoral support to students in liaison with families and key support services

Active involvement, contribution and participation in the Independence provision

Contribute to the production of positive behaviour support plans

Deliver effective student support regarding behaviours of concern

Take on the role of keyworker for identified students and attend/contribute to student review meetings

Safeguarding awareness and promotion in all aspects of the role to promote the welfare of adults at risk

Person Specification:

Proven success of working within a similar role

Excellent organisation skills

Subject specific qualifications would be an advantage

A caring, compassionate and empathic nature

Outstanding communication skills with individuals/staff at all levels

Highly motivated individual

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We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including on-site shopping and leisure facilities, final salary pension scheme, term time only working, recognition schemes, flexible working arrangements and extensive continual professional development opportunities.

The successful candidates will be expected to have a flexible approach to their hours of work and will be required to work a combination of days and evenings at the weekend.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults at risk and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment

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