Support Worker - Term Time

Department: Residential Care (students 19 – 25 years)

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 40 hours per week / 39.6 Weeks (Term-time)

Salary: £9.01 - £9.55 per hour £16,510 - £17,496 pro rata per annum (£18,745 - £19,865 FTE)

Closing Date: 30 August 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Start Date: 27th August 2019

Support Worker - Term Time

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. 

Set in a stunning sustainable and eco-friendly 40-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our residential school and college provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for students, aged 6-25, who have special educational needs.

 We specialise in autism and communication difficulties, severe and complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Our residential school and college offer an individualised and flexible approach to placements.

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 (£9.01 - £9.55 per hour), and the opportunity for accelerated progression to Senior Support Worker (£9.86 - £10.50 per hour).

Whilst our students range in age in our residential school and college, we are specifically interested in applicants who wish to support our young adults (19 – 25 years) in our college houses.

Assisting with the daily life activities of students and helping to build mutually beneficial relationships within both educational and residential settings, you will play an essential role in supporting our students with the development of their educational, social, life skills and emotional abilities as they progress into adulthood.  You will assist with on-site activities, leisure trips and off-site group events both in the school/college education department and in the residential setting.

We are looking for support workers that;

  • Have a genuine passion for working with children and young people and enjoy working within a motivated team
  • Have supported students with SEN within either a school, college or residential SEN setting
  • Have supported students  in small groups or on a one to one basis
  • Have the ability to work with initiative, resourcefulness and passion in order to support
  • Are able to consistently engage through praise, direction, calmness and individual support
  • Are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised
  • Are confident IT users and proficient in completing documentation
  • Have relevant (SEN) experience, including autism and complex needs in a similar organisation and/or relevant qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (QCF), although not essential.

Full training provided plus the opportunity to complete Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (QCF).

Although ideally you will have some SEN experience, we will consider applicants who have minimal experience but have a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to learn.  For those applicants who have the drive and motivation, we will support you to develop your qualifications, skills and knowledge, with the opportunity to establish a rewarding career working with Children and Young people with SEN.

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