Support Worker - Eccles School

Essential Criteria: UK Driving Licence

Location: Norfolk

Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent, Term-time

Hours: 40 hours per week predominantly weekend and some evening cover. Part time shift rota available.

Salary: £8.41 per hour (£14,451.74 actual per annum) up to £9.39 per hour linked to competency and qualifications. £65 per night for sleep in shifts

Support Worker - Eccles School

Location: Quidenham, Norwich, Norfolk

Salary: £8.41ph to £9.39ph (linked to competency and qualifications) + , approximately one per week (£2,470 extra per year) to start with.

Hours: Term time (38 weeks per year). 40 hours per week,

7 day rota include evenings and weekends, working one day per weekend as per the rota, but always getting two consecutive days off per week. 

Typical rota: Monday – Friday: 15:00 - 21:00, with 14:00 - 18:00 or 14:00 - 21:00 one day per week. Saturday – Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00 OR 12:00 - 10:00.

Sleep-in 20:00 - 09:00 (£65 paid extra) with breakfast duty. 

 Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you (PT hours also available)

Aurora Eccles School 

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

We’re currently looking for a Support Worker in Quidenham (Norwich) where our Aurora Eccles School provides flexible day and residential placements for students aged 5 to 19 years with communication and associated difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. 

The Role:

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.

Whilst there is no typical day; you will work as part of a team to support the children through their daily routine. You will help them 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, Head of Care and Class Teachers as required and provide support for health checks and specialist appointments.

With full training and our 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.

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.

Experience:

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

So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential.  What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.

If you do not already have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and 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 with pay rises to match your progression.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to work towards achieving Level 3 Diploma HSC (funded by us).
  • A robust, positive and creative approach in meeting the needs of children and young adults.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team working skills.
  • High level of resilience and patience
  • The ability to follow personal care routines 
  • The ability to work within a rota pattern that typically requires working every other weekend and the occasional night shift as required.

Enquiries:

If you think this position is for you then we would like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact EcclesHR@the-aurora-group.com or 01953 887217 if you have any queries.

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

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