Residential Support Worker - 52 week Preston Drove

Brighton, East Sussex
09 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Care, Social Care
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 young adults with learning disabilities?

If so, we are seeking enthusiastic individuals who are positive about learning disabilities to join our team as Residential Support Workers.

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.

Brighton supports a group of young people aged 17-25 with a diverse range of complex needs and characteristics, all of whom struggle to communicate their needs. This means we work with individuals in very specific ways to meet their needs, that’s not to say that other learners receive a blanket approach by any means, but the Seaford learners require specific attention to detail. Staff will need to be aware and work in a proactive manner to ensure learners are supported effectively, feel secure and reduce anxieties.

Becoming part of the Brighton team means working, sometimes on your own, with people who will test you, present behaviours that challenge and expose you to the more extreme reaches of support work at St. John’s and requires support workers who are flexible with strong emotional resilience and skills in reflective practice.


Hours 40 hours per week as per rota, including weekends and bank hols



52 weeks per year




Base St. John's College, Brighton



Our aim is to promote the inclusion of all learners ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to become as independent as possible. Our expectation is that all staff in learner facing roles will actively promote life skills and making choices.


  • Positive and compassionate attitude towards Learners. Promoting the rights of residents to be treated with dignity and respect in every aspect of their lives.
  • Respect the confidences of resident young people, except where to do so would result in harm to a resident, damage to the organization or the commission of a criminal offence.
  • Promote the emotional health and self-esteem of residents, supporting them through changes in living circumstances and personal relationships.
  • Support resident young people 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.
  • Ensure the protection of residents from significant harm, by exercising vigilance, observing changes in the residents’ behavior or appearance, and complying fully with St. John’s Child/Adult Safeguarding policy.
  • *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.


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