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Childrens Support Worker

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Job description

Support Workers required for SEN residential school near Blandford Forum!

This Ofsted 'Good' rated private school provides care and accommodation for up to 68 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. Therefore, the service is registered as a children's home. Care is provided in 11 houses. Nine of these houses are within the grounds of the school and two houses are situated in the local community.

The school is located in the glorious Dorset countryside with 28 acres of land for play and relaxation, the school boasts many facilities such as a theatre, a sports hall, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, climbing wall, multiple safe play areas and a swimming pool.

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 and others 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 special needs would be beneficial but this is not essential. Full support can be given to those who do not have previous experience.

The school is not easily accessed by public transport so a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle would be necessary.

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