Youth Support Worker (52 week) - Boveridge College

Essential Criteria: Support Worker

Location: Dorset

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 42 hours per week (12 hour shifts over a shift pattern)

Salary: From £8.41ph (unqualified), £8.69/£9.05 (Qualified - Level 2/3)

Youth Support Worker (52 week) - Boveridge College

Position:                Youth Support Worker

Location:                Cranborne, Dorset

Salary:                   From £8.41ph (unqualified), £8.69/£9.05 (Qualified - Level 2/3)

Hours:                   52 weeks per year. 4 shifts on / 4 shifts off rota pattern (8am - 8pm) – Ave 42 hours per week.

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Due to our continued expansion; we’re currently looking for a number of Youth Support Workers in Cranborne where our Aurora Boveridge College supports young people aged 16 – 25 with complex anxiety or mental health needs typically related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and other conditions.

Key Responsibilities:

The key to this role will be ensuring that all our young people receive a high standard of care whilst living and learning in a safe, clean and supportive environment where they are encouraged to achieve their long term goals through re-engaging in education and gaining independent living skills, whilst accessing the community for leisure activities.

There is no typical day; you will work as part of a team to support our young people to be ready to start their education day on time. You may support them in academic and vocational learning, as well as during work related learning. Outside of class you will take an active role in supporting a wide range of leisure activities and a variety of independent living skills. You will also be expected to liaise with parents, guardians, and colleagues. You may provide support for health checks and specialist appointments.

With full training and continued support you will support our young people to take responsibility for the care of their clothes, bedrooms, personal belongings and ensure that all their medical needs are met.

Naturally; you’ll understand what ‘good care’ looks like and be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of the young people in our care.

Experience:

It is a tough yet rewarding role; we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the young people that we work with.

If you do not already have a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care but believe this role is right for you, then we will provide the support (and cover the costs) for you to achieve this; and will continue to support your development throughout your career with us.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in HSC or willing to work towards achieving this.
  • A positive and creative approach in meeting individual needs.
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal Literacy skills.
  • Able to work within the parameters of the physical demands of the job role.
  • Be able to work within a rota pattern (which includes evenings, weekends and some unsocial hours).

If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please call Aurora Boveridge HR Department on 01725 551247 or email Boveridgejobs@the-aurora-group.com

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

The Aurora Group is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer

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