Support Worker

Support Worker

We are actively looking for Pastoral Support Workers to support a residential service and school that provides specialist support for up to 68 children with autism aged between 7 and 19.

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We are actively looking for Pastoral Support Workers to support a residential service and school that provides specialist support for up to 68 children with autism aged between 7 and 19. The service comprises both a residential home and school. This role will cover both the children’s day to day life and activities within the residential service as well as within the classroom to provide continuity to the young people’s lives, which is highly important to the students at the school.

The spacious school is set on 30 acres of grounds with play facilities, a swimming pool, equine therapy on site and grounds and space for learning through play. There are also trained and qualified Teachers and Teaching assistants to provide individualised support in the childrens’ education.

Duties:

  • Meeting the needs of the students and young people that live at the service
  • Safeguarding the Children and Young People
  • Managing challenging behaviours and using deescalation methods when needed
  • Recording and Reporting interactions with the students
  • Attending Meetings and Appointments
  • Planning and engaging in activities
  • Supporting the Young People to gain independence
  • House duties including cooking and cleaning

The children are supported to socialise and meet lifelong friends in a safe and nurturing environment. The approach blends a mixture of education and care with therapeutic support to focus directly on life, work and independence skills. There are qualified occupational therapists, a clinical psychologist and a team of trained carers and teachers to support both the students and to support the team to maximise the potential of the young people they care for.

Person Specification:

  • A calm, patient and empathetic nature
  • Experience in the care sector (desirable)
  • The passion for working with young people and maximising their potential in life

There is excellent training on site and the successful candidates will be encouraged to take on additional qualifications moving forwards including qualifications to progress in social care as well as into being qualified Teaching Assistants.

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