Residential Support Officer (RSO)

The SmartList
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference: X1MC0026
Vacancy: Residential Support Officer (RSO)
Location: Hereford
Salary: Pt 17, £17,535 - Pt 19, £18,423 at pro rata for term-time only which equates to £14,761 - £15,508 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week; term time working pattern, shift work including weekend duties
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13 th April 2018 at 5pm

The Company: Our client is the UK's leading specialist residential college of further education for people aged 16+ who are blind or partially sighted. They currently have an excellent opportunity for a Residential Support Officer (RSO) to join their team in Hereford.

The Role: As a Residential Support Officer (RSO) you will work under the direction of the Residential Manager to provide a high level of support to students within the halls of residence that promotes student achievement during their residential placement on campus.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Fulfil staffing rota requirements ensuring student support needs and Health and safety requirements are met
  • Act as Link Worker to a designated list of students ensuring regular contact and entitlement to residential provision is delivered
  • Plan and implement the delivery of individual Residential Plans including active participation in the student review process
  • Monitor the welfare of students and respond in a measured and proactive way to student personal and social development needs
  • Proactively support students to attend and engage fully with their educational programme and report any barriers to learning to the Residential Manager
  • To support students at mealtimes within the refectory environment
  • Liaise with Pastoral Support Team to enable students to work towards personal and social development targets
  • Daily monitoring and responding to food hygiene issues
  • To take responsibilities for Hall files being - current, secure, accessible and stored within the legal requirements

Essential Candidate Criteria for the Residential Support Officer:
  • Previous experience providing support in a residential setting to vulnerable groups
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care / equivalent experience
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of safeguarding and a commitment to safe practice
  • Flexibility with work patterns

Desirable Candidate Criteria for the Residential Support Officer:
  • Previous experience delivering care/support plans
  • Previous experience of working with people with visual impairment
  • Previous experience working with young people
  • Awareness of Ofsted National Minimum Standards
  • Previous experience dealing with conflict situations
  • Awareness of the needs of people with disabilities
  • Manual handling, safeguarding, food hygiene, and first aid qualifications/training

Are you the Residential Support Officer that we are looking for based in Hereford? If YES, then hit the 'Apply' button now. After your initial application, if you meet the essential criteria, you will be sent an application form to complete.

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