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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
Position: Support Worker
Location: Quidenham, Norwich, Norfolk
Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 per hour (£12,642 - £14,115 actual per annum) linked to competency and qualifications. £65 per night for sleep in shifts (Rates effective 1st September). Part-time shift rota available.
Hours: Term time 40 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. This will include evenings and weekends, getting one day per weekend as per the rota, and always getting two consecutive days off per week.
Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. We are currently looking for a Support Worker to join our dynamic team at Aurora Eccles School.
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. Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning. Many benefit from the specialist teaching and nurturing environment, having experienced difficulties in a mainstream setting.
The semi-rural school site provides lots of space for the wide and varied curriculum that is on offer, including a forest school and climbing wall, and students have opportunities to learn at a pace that’s right for them. Some students have more complex communication challenges and benefit from small classes of up to 6 students and a differentiated curriculum.
This is a positive, vibrant school where students are supported to maximise their potential and realise opportunities for their future. Our passionate and committed team are looking for like-minded people to join them in supporting children and young people to have the best opportunities to succeed in life.
Roles & Responsibilities
To support the person in your care to achieve positive outcomes and to enable them to participate as full and active citizens in their local community.
To enable young people to pursue their hobbies and interests, in a family focused environment.
To maintain records for each individual and to provide support with creating and regularly updating individuals care and support plans so they remain meaningful and accessible.
To involve and consult with the individual regarding any risk assessments that affect their choices and lifestyle, and ensure risk assessments promote an active and meaningful life that presents challenge.
To safeguard the health, well-being and safety of children and young people and if concerns arise, to immediately report these concerns in line with Eccles policies and procedures.
To provide personal care & support in accordance with the individual’s needs and preferences as stated in their care and support plan, in a manner which demonstrates dignity and respect at all times. To contribute towards capacity assessments and best interest decisions.
Skills & Experience:
Good communication both verbal and written
Able to establish effective rapport and communication with others, by demonstrating respect for people’s dignity and providing compassionate care.
Be able to adapt your communication style to the needs of individuals you are working with. Where necessary develop skills to support individuals through the use of sign and or symbols.
Able to work supportively as a team member and confidentially when working independently, within a range of settings.
Working as part of a team: Collaborates and communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues taking a different approach when useful.
Able to work flexibly to accommodate the needs and choices of those using the service.
Be part of our successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:
How to Apply:
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.