Residential Support Worker

Recruiter
Priory Education
Location
Ross-on-Wye
Salary
£14,917 per year
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
09 Sep 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

Goodrich is a registered Children’s Home which can accommodate a maximum of five young people of either gender usually ranging in age from 9-18yrs. Goodrich places high value on relationships with and between young people and staff and it is these relationships that are central to the work that is undertaken with the young people. This work might include supporting young people in education; encouraging them to attend local clubs and activities; ensuring all health needs are met; helping them develop skills for independent living; building resilience; increasing self esteem; and equipping them with the knowledge and ability to keep themselves safe.

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 service users and their families, supporting them in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Being a positive influence and a role model in our young people's lives and active participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative are vital.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting is ideal but not essential.
  • The ability to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays
  • Held a full driving licence for three years
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Full driving licence
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude
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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