Support Worker

Location:          Falkland House School, Falkland Estate, Falkland

Salary:             £9,150 per annum

Hours:              Part Time, standard pattern of 3 shifts per week

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a part time Child Support Worker to join our School in Falkland, Fife. Someone with relevant experience of Autistic Spectrum disorder would be perfect for this role.

About the School:

Falkland House School is an in independent residential school for boys from primary to aged 18 years.  Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

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.

About the Role:

Candidate should be aware that they will occasionally be required to work weekend/school holiday shifts. The normal pattern will see them work 3 shifts between Monday and Friday, during our school’s term time (39 weeks). Shift times are 07:30-14:30 for an early shift, and 15:00-22:00 for a late shift.

Responsibilities will include working with the children within their day to day lives, doing activities with them and providing any emotional support they may require.  A key responsibility is to safeguard all who are in our care and ensure they are safe and healthy.  The successful candidate will also provide behavioural support within the classroom.  The role will also involve driving children to and from their homes.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who is friendly, compassionate, resilient, active and calm under pressure and who has the desire to learn and work with children and young people with complex needs.

Experience working with young people with an ASD diagnosis is preferable but not essential. The individual should be able to demonstrate positive unconditional regard towards the young people at all times and be committed to creating an environment for the boys which is both safe and nurturing and enables them to grow and become healthy, independent individuals.

Essential Criteria

  • Driver of manual vehicles.
  • Willing to work towards necessary qualifications in accordance with the minimum requirement for registration as determined be the Scottish Social Services Council.

Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • 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 young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

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 Catherine Crawford – catherinecrawford@falklandhouseschool.org

We are committed to the 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 and volunteers 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.


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