residential support worker in preston

08 April 2019
john durnford, randstad care
job type
£ 8.32 per hour
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preston, north west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 8.32 per hour
Children services
reference number
john durnford, randstad care
0161 245 3633
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job description

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism? Are you a support worker looking for a fresh opportunity? If you would like to take up this exciting challenge then please read on.

This service is a highly specialised school with associated residential homes for young people between the ages of 6 and 19 who suffer with Autism and complex needs. Located in Astley Village, Chorley, Oliver House School enjoys a peaceful setting next to the beautiful Astley Park which includes a Pets Corner, lake, walled gardens and historic woodland as well as a café.

The school is supported by a group of medium-sized residential homes located across Preston, Chorley and Leyland, which provide specialist, tailored care to service users. Continuity is the key to providing a high quality of care: staff work across both the residential and school sites. This innovative approach provides much-needed familiarity and structure for the young people being looked after, as well as minimising transitions throughout the course of a typical school day. In practice, this means that often, the staff member helping the young person with their morning care routine at the home is the same person with them on the bus to school, and the same person supporting them in lessons throughout the day.

These residential homes are looking to recruit a high-quality Support Worker to continue to provide excellent care to their service users.

Benefits include:

* Working in an environment rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
* Flexible working hours
* Become part of a well established, national health care provider
* 33 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)
* Full training and support to gain qualifications
* Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
* A comprehensive induction
* Online benefits and cash-back rewards
* A cycle to work scheme
* Dental Insurance
* Travel Insurance
* SMART Childcare Vouchers
* SMART Pension option
* A Health Cash Plan

Responsibilities include:

* Providing excellent support for young adults with Autism and learning difficulties
* Building relationships with service users and their families
* Following care plans to help service users reach their goals
* Assisting service users with daily care (cooking, personal care and cleaning);
* Helping young people to enjoy activities within their local community
* Building a positive relationship with these young people to allow you to identify activities that they will love!
* Finding a way that to communicate that works for both you and the young person you're working with, to build a relationship and minimise challenging behaviour
* Helping these young people work through challenging times

The ideal candidate would:

* Have experience working with Autistic individuals
* Have a minimum of 6 months' experience working in a residential setting
* Be patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
* Be willing to perform personal care tasks
* Be prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited at any time for any number of reasons
* Be willing to assist in household maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homes
* Have worked in a 'challenging behaviour setting' before
* Have physical intervention experience
* Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
* Be able to deal with challenging behaviour
* Have an NVQ level 2 or above in Health & Social Care (not essential)

If you believe you could take on this highly rewarding position and would like to make a real difference to the lives of service users then please apply today.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


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