Residential Support Worker

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Priory Education and Children's Services
Location
Rugeley
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
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.

Offering a warm and welcoming environment, Rugeley School is specialist residential school for young people aged 5 to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

The school provides 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.

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.

As a Residential Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our young people. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both students and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible.

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. These posts will suit people who are prepared to work a three week rolling rota comprising of early and late shifts covering weekdays and weekends.

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.

Part Time and Full Time positions 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
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:

A competitive salary
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
Just Drive scheme
SMART Childcare Vouchers
SMART Pension option

References
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.

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.

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.

Disclosure
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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