Care & Independence Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Focus

Recruiter
Derwen College
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Care & Independence Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Focus? based in Oswestry, Shropshire offering a salary of GBP17,300 FTE.

This 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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Care & Independence Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Focus to join our Care Team. This role will support students to develop independent life skills and encourage students to assume responsibility for managing themselves in learning and social environments. You will also provide intervention with students in need of behavioural support.

The key role responsibilities of the Care & Independence Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Focus are:

Supporting residential care staff with aspects of behaviour management in line with agreed cross college low arousal approach
Development of strategies/resources to support students with specific behavioural needs
Take an active role in supporting students in preparing for daily activities and life skills
Facilitate and promote student social integration/inclusion within peer groups where appropriate
Administration of medication
Promote positive behaviour including one-to-one support where required
Support the design and implement positive behaviour support plans
Support students in developing personal care skills, according to their care plan and recording of care administered
Contribute to on-going behaviour assessments of students
Attend student reviews and relevant meetings when required
Promote safeguarding and the welfare of vulnerable young adults at all times

Person Specification:

Proven success of working within a similar role
LSA/care qualification - Autism / High Needs/ or Psychology/ Counselling qualifications
Have a caring, compassionate and empathic nature
Outstanding communication skills with individuals/staff at all levels
Highly motivated individual
Competent in MS Office

This post is term-time only and will include evening and weekend work.

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, substantial annual leave, flexible working arrangements and extensive continual professional development.

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

CLOSING DATE - 31st August 2017.