Educational Support Worker

Safehands Recruitment Limited
£15,000 - £19,999
24 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for an 'Educational Support Worker' to join a residential and day provision working with children and young people from the age of 6-25 years old.

The students benefit from an extensive range of nutritional, therapeutic and medical support. Although challenging, this role is incredibly rewarding. I am looking for candidates with great character and a desire to make a positive impact on young people's lives.

Salary for this position is £17,934 - £21,431 per annum (sleep over shifts paid at £70.50). The starting salary will be dependant on qualifications and experience. This is a full time, permanent position working 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.

In order to be successful in this role you will:
  • Have a strong desire to support young people and have excellent observational skills and the ability to problem solve and think creatively to enable the young people to reach their full potential.
  • Be a patient, caring, compassionate and young person-centred nature.
  • Be a team player and demonstrate the ability to manage emotionally challenging situations, have experience of support work during the day in both educational and residential settings and worked with young people with challenging behaviours, learning disabilities or mental health difficulties or have a demonstrable desire and commitment to work in the sector.
  • Have excellent communication skills, as well as experience of report writing and record keeping.
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience with the ability to react calmly in stressful situations.
  • Be able to work flexible hours as this role includes working: daytime, weekends, evenings and sleep over shifts on a rota basis.
  • An NVQ 3 in Health and Social Work would be desirable, but not essential.

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting a career crossing both care and education.

If this position would be of interest to yourself, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team on to discuss the role in more detail.