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Children's Support Worker - Colchester

Job description

This Specialist School provides care and accommodation for up to 16 children who have autistic spectrum disorder and/or learning disabilities. The service operates as a residential special school. Accommodation is provided for a number of children for 52 weeks of the year. Care is provided in 2 houses, both are within the grounds of the school.

Your role will primarily involve:

  • Working in the residential area providing guidance, support and encouragement to young people in a variety of settings including classroom, education and off site activities
  • Enabling young people to develop by providing physical and emotional support
  • Working as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of the young people first

Important qualities of this role are being a good role model and conducting yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst on duty or representing the company at outside events.

Person Specification

  • Ability to follow a work pattern and attend work punctually and reliably
  • Ability to go wherever the young people do and participate and lead indoor and outdoor activities
  • To be able to communicate clearly and easily with young people in a variety of ways
  • Ability to form appropriate, professional relationships with young people and others involved in their care

Experience of working with children or adults with Autism is essential

To apply for this role or for further information please contact Stacey in the Chelmsford Branch on 01245 206760

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.



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