Sheiling School Thornbury is seeking full time enthusiastic and committed Residential Care SEN Support Workers
42.5 hours a week, shift rotation, no nights, 8 weeks paid holiday which include Bank Holidays
Salary £18,200 to £19,200 per annum (salary dependant on qualifications and experience)
- A unique and beautiful rural location on the outskirts of Bristol
- Perkbox Benefits package, Employee Assistance Programme and 24/7 online access to medical professionals via Perkbox Medical
- Free onsite parking, subject to availability
- Affordable onsite accommodation may be available if required
Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour and attachment disorders essential
Working in small family housing groups within a friendly team
The Sheiling School is a registered Children’s Home for Children with special education needs. We are seeking to appoint several committed, motivated and enthusiastic support workers who want to make a real difference to children and young people with complex special needs and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Essential qualities required to take up this role include:
• Some experience of supporting children and young people with complex special needs, social emotional and mental health needs and challenging behaviour.
• Passionate about empowering children and young people who are vulnerable in society to being as independent and as successful as possible.
• Experience or training in positive behaviour management desirable
• A desire to understand and learn more about the unique needs of the young people in our care.
• An interest in and willingness to learn more about the Camphill and Steiner approach to education and social care.
• Ideally, you will have a minimum of a QCF level 3, or equivalent, or a willingness to achieve one
As a support worker, you will be assisting our young people in their day-to-day life, which will include helping with personal care, washing, dressing, preparing and eating meals, attending school and accessing appropriate evening and weekend activities. You will also play a pivotal role in developing their life skills and increasing their independence.
Most importantly, you will be helping our young people to develop their social, emotional and educational potential through our therapeutic environment.
Some of the day-to-day duties will include:
• To support the young people in establishing healthy daily routines and independence.
• Communicate effectively with other house staff, school and therapists to ensure all information on the young person is appropriately shared.
• Acting as a role model to the young people in all aspects of the day, such as at meal times, meeting and greeting staff and peers and when accessing off site activities and amenities.
• Completing all the necessary paperwork, which will include – but is not limited to - daily record keeping, report writing and recording of phone calls.
• To complete daily household chores such as cleaning, washing up and laundry and empowering young people to contribute to the general housekeeping.
• To take an active role in weekly house meetings and to attend all other meetings and training when required to do so.
• Supporting young people to communicate their difficulties and find appropriate strategies in managing their behaviour.
FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE DUTIES INVOLVED WITH THIS ROLE PLEASE SEE THE DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION ATTACHED
If you feel you have the attributes and qualities needed and could make a positive contribution to our Community please see the full job description and application form on our School website for Sheiling School, Thornbury.
The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and a DBS check at an Enhanced level including both the Barred Lists.
The Sheiling School in Thornbury, South Glos is a residential Camphill Communities School for children with learning difficulties aged 6 to 19 and is part of Thornleigh Camphill Communities . Our beautiful grounds on the edge of the town encompass several residential houses for children and adults, a school building, indoor and outdoor craft workshops and a swimming pool. Adjacent is our farm, which provides organic produce for the community
The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.