Lead Residential Support Worker

St John's School and College
Competitive salary
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a new direction? Thinking of a career in care? Do you have any experience of working with children and young adults with learning disabilities?

If so, we are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is positive about learning disabilities to join our team.

St John’s is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with a wide range of special educational needs.

We recognise that our teams work in a challenging but highly rewarding environment and, in addition to the colleagues being tremendously supportive of each other; we seek to support them through the provision of occupational health services, health benefits, regular wellbeing events and a confidential counseling service. We also regularly organise quiz nights, parties and team building/fun events.

We are passionate about the continuous development of our colleagues and have a robust performance review and development programme in place. We will work with you to help you be the best that you can be. We offer both internal and external development opportunities to support you to progress your career.

Title: Lead Residential Support Worker

Hours: 40 hours per week as per rota, 52 weeks per year including weekends, bank holidays and shift working.

Salary : Starting salary: £20,172 (St Johns pay Grade 5, £20,120, plus market rate supplement of £52).

Base: St. John’s College (Brighton)

Lead Residential Support Workers are responsible for:

* Running the shift and overseeing & supporting the Residential Support Worker team, ensuring appropriate records are maintained and full shift handovers are carried out.

* Establishing supportive relationships with our residents and encourage the development of stable relationships between residents and other staff, their families and friends and within the group of residents.

* Promoting the emotional health and self-esteem of the residents and support them through changes in living circumstances and personal relationships.

* Supporting the residents in making their own choices and decisions to the maximum of their capability and ensure that the needs and wishes of residents are fully considered in any decision relating to them.

All job applicants will be required to provide 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure. This process forms part of our recruitment and safeguarding policy.

Please visit our website for a full job description and application form or submit your CV.

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