Job Title: Residential Support Worker
Salary: Up to £21,176 dependent on experience
Location: Higford, Near Shifnal, Shropshire.
Hours: 40 per week
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!
We’re looking for a Residential Support Worker to join our team at Options Higford. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and who can work alongside education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.
Options Higford is a DfE registered school and OFSTED rated children’s home offering a purpose-built service specially designed to meet the educational and development needs of the children in our care. Set in 28 acres of rolling Shropshire countryside, we provide a caring, structured and homely environment for our children. We are within commuting distance of Shifnal, Telford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stone, Stoke and surrounding towns.
Options Autism is a national provider of specialist education, care and therapeutic services for children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. We provide a person-centred approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of the individual and adapting our approach accordingly.
As a Residential Support Worker in Higford, Shropshire, your role will involve supporting children and young people with autism, learning difficulties and complex needs. The position focuses on developing independent life skills through individually designed programmes.
This role is offered on a full time (40 hour per week contract) working day shifts to include weekends and sleep-in duties (average 2 per month).
Salary scale : £19,137.60 - £21,176.60 per annum plus sleep in allowance
Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties would include:
- Promoting life skills and independence in the home, developing domestic and personal skills
- Preparing for and encouraging morning routines
- Managing complex and challenging behaviour
- Documenting all children’s activities, reporting and recording key aspects of their care
For further responsibilities, please view the Job description.
- Hold or be willing to train to Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Children or Young people) or equivalent
- Keen to work with children with complex and challenging behaviour
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Clear and concise written and verbal communication
- Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends
Why work for us:
- Social activities
- "Your Wellbeing Matters"
- Employee Rewards Hub
- No two days are ever the same
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference
- Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
- About the Group
Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First Group website www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact 01952 630600 or email Higford@optionsautism.co.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for