Department: Residential Care (students 6 – 19 years), Residential Care (students 19 – 25 years)
Location: The Sheiling Ringwood
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours & Working Patterns: 40 hours per week / 52 Weeks
Salary: £9.01 - £10.50 per hour (£18,745 - £21,834) Dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: 29 February 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Start Date: To be confirmed
The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR.
We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of caring and compassionate Support Workers, who are committed in providing the very best quality of care and support to children and young people to enable them to reach their full potential. In return, we offer superior rates of pay and the opportunity for accelerated progression from Support Worker (£9.01 - £9.55 per hour) to the role of Senior Support Worker (£9.86 - £10.50 per hour).
Assisting with the care of students and helping to build mutually beneficial relationships within both educational and residential settings, you will play an essential role in supporting our children and young people with the development of their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity. You will assist with on-site activities, leisure trips and off-site group events.
We are looking for support workers that:
Have relevant (SEN) experience, including autism and complex needs in a similar organisation and/or relevant qualifications (NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare), although not essential. Full training provided plus the opportunity to complete NVQ 3.
Ideally, you will have some SEN experience, however, we will consider applicants who have minimal experience but have a can do attitude and a willingness to learn. For those who possess the drive and motivation, we will support you to develop your qualifications, skills and knowledge, and for some, a rewarding career working with Children and Young people with SEN.
We are able to offer accommodation to our full-time Support Workers, on a first-come first-served basis. These are single rooms in furnished houses that are completely separate from our Student Houses, on our woodland site. All-inclusive rent is from £300 to £400 per month, depending on room/location. If you would like to be considered for one of these rooms, please indicate this on your application form.