Veritas Education are looking to experienced Residential Support Worker for an immediate full time position in Preston.
Type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 37 per week (Shift work - Early/Late including weekends)
Our client is the UK's leading independent provider of specialist Education care services. Their aim is to provide the right support in the right home for all the individuals we accommodate.
With community-based residential care settings, as well as a network of supported living services, they support boys with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge. They also offer a range of residential and nursing care settings for older people with varying levels of need.
The home is a small residential service for children from 10 to 18 with special educational needs. As a service that provides specialist support to people with learning disabilities and autism, we are looking for the right people to make a difference. The children require individual support in order to enhance and enjoy their lives and to reach their full potential. Located in the Penwortham area of Preston, close to the town centre with easy access to the motorway and local transport links.
As a Support Worker you will be a key member of the team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to their service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; experience however is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.
What we'd like from you: -
Excellent communication skills
Effective organisational capability
Great team player
Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
Strong "can do" attitude
Support Worker benefits include:
- A competitive salary
- Up to date DBS (Transferable)
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
- 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
- Online benefits and cashback rewards
- Cycle to work scheme
- SMART childcare vouchers
- SMART pension option
If you feel as if the information above is the exact Support Worker role you are looking for, Then please do not hesitate to apply with you most resent CV. I look forward to speak to you soon!
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VERITAS EDUCATION
- All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
- Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
- You must have legal right to work in the UK
- You must be willing to attend a registration interview
Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.
'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'