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Childrens Support Worker

Job description

We all know that the Coronavirus is changing the way we go about our everyday lives but, at this residential school in North Dorset, there is one thing that doesn’t change - their commitment to the children and young people in their care.

Amidst all the uncertainty, as everything we do changes, how about changing your story too and, in turn, help to change the lives of children and young people?

Are you passionate about working with children and young people and have what it takes to make a difference to their lives? If so, then join us in this exciting role.

Benefits of this role:

  • Permanent position
  • A long weekend off, every other weekend
  • Allocated a house to work in, which means you will work with the same team of people
  • Allocated a Mentor and Manager to support you
  • Induction training provided

About the school:

A 38 and 52-week mixed-gender residential school for students aged 7-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and associated difficulties.

Drawing upon their proven expertise in specialist education and 24-hour care, they focus on the development of personal, social, communication and living skills. A multi-disciplinary team and high staff ratios ensure intensive individual support.

About the role:

Your role will involve working in the residential homes, promoting independent living whilst maintaining a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in.

Night Shifts are 12 hours long (20:00 - 08:00) and you will be working on a 2-week rolling rota.

Part time applicants will be considered, if you can work the full 12 hour shifts with some weekend availability.

Who are we looking for:

Ideally, we are looking for candidates who have experience supporting children or adults with special needs. If you do not have experience but have a confident and compassionate personality with a willingness to learn, then you will be considered.

There will be personal care involved, so its important you are comfortable with this.

The school is not easily accessed by public transport, so its essential you have a driving licence with a vehicle or a reliable lift.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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