Residential Support Worker (Term Time Only)
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 enthusiastic individuals who are 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 counselling 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 Residential Support Worker
Hours 40 hours per week as per rota / School – 38 weeks per year
Salary For term time only contracts this figure is subject to pro rata of 0.9041 = actual Salary £14,551
Base St. John’s School & College (Seaford & Brighton)
The Residential Support Worker shall be responsible for the following:
- Promote 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 results in harm to a resident, damage to the organisation or the commission of a criminal offence.
- Establish supportive relationships with residents and encourage the development of stable relationships between residents and other staff, their families and friends and within the group of resident.
- Promote the emotional health and self-esteem of resident young people and support 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’ behaviour 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. A full job description is available on our website or upon request.