Position: Support Workers (Children & Young People)
Location: Westbury Park, Bristol
Salary: £8.41ph to £9.39ph (£17,493 - £19,531 per annum) - linked to competency and qualifications
Hours: 2 week rolling rota (40 hrs pw with a mix of earlies and lates and every other weekend off):
Week 1: Tues 15:00-21:00, Wed 07:30-15:30, Thurs 15:00-21:00, Fri 07:30-15:30,
Week 2: Mon 15:00-21:00, Tues 07:30-15:30, Wed 15:00-21:00, Thurs 07:30-15:30, Sat 08:00-20:00, Sun 08:00-20:00.
Aurora St. Christopher's
We are currently looking for a number of Support Workers in Westbury Park, Bristol where our Aurora St Christopher’s children’s home supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum and with physical and sensory needs.
Overlooking the downs; this impressive five-acre site close to Bristol City centre, provides flexible learning and living accommodation.
The key to this role will be ensuring that all our children and young people receive a high standard of care whilst living and learning in a safe, clean and homely environment where they are encouraged to be as active as they can be in their local community; encouraged to try new things and do the things they really want to do.
There is no typical day; you will be allocated to a house where you will work as part of a team to support the children through their daily routine. You will help the children get up, washed, dressed and fed and escorted to our onsite school. Outside of class you will take an active role in supporting a wide range of leisure activities (such as music and swimming) and a variety of independent living skills. You will also be expected to liaise with parents, guardians, House Managers and Class Teachers as required and provide support for health checks and specialist appointments.
With full training (paid for by us) and continued support you will take responsibility for the care of their clothes, bedrooms, personal belongings and ensure that all their medical needs are met at all times including the administering and recording of prescribed medication.
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 children that we work with. It is therefore essential that you have had some experience (either through your personal life or working practice) of caring for others.
Naturally; you’ll understand what ‘good care’ looks like and be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of the children and young adults in our care.
If you do not already have a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare 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 for Children or willing to work towards achieving this.
- Experience working within special needs and/or support/care roles (either in a paid or personal environment).
- A positive and creative approach in meeting children’s needs.
- Good interpersonal, team working and 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).
- Paid QCF qualification
- Life Insurance
- Highstreet discount vouchers
- Meals provided when working with our young adults
- 30 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) rising by 1 day for each year of service (capped at 33 days)
If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please call Aurora Recruitment Department on 07384 835474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer