support worker | children with autism | east grinstead in lingfield

31 July 2018
anne connaughton, randstad care
job type
£ 9 - £ 10 per hour
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lingfield, south east
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 9 - £ 10 per hour
Children services
reference number
7005 YE
anne connaughton, randstad care
0207 421 4450
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job description

We require both temporary (ad-hoc), full time contract and permanent staff for an outstanding residential SEN school near East Grindstead. The organisation is set in one of the most unique and picturesque settings within the South of England.

Our client is a Specialist School, College and a co-educational residential and day school catering for children between the ages of 5 - 19 with moderate, complex and severe learning difficulties. They provide an excellent provision for learners, within the above categories, who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

The school requires additional residential support staff for their Ofsted registered children's home. There are five boarding houses that encourage and help the learners to maximise their full potential.

You will commence work on a full time contract with a view to be taken on as a permanent team member after your short period as a contractor. This will act as your induction/probation period with the organisation.

The residential learners have the benefit of the extended curriculum, they learn and achieve in many aspects of their lives and develop key skills towards independent living. The learners spend time pursuing their various hobbies whilst achieving their objectives. The residential staff encourage the learners in all areas of independence and the development of skills to enable interaction out in the community.

There are excellent links to education and therapies to ensure a cohesive and consistent approach in all areas of the school

Staffing of the houses are key to success, each house has a team and deputy team leader leading a team of care staff. All staff receive key training to enable them to support the learners and achieve their potential.

The role.

- To actively promote the rights of learners and provide them with quality care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the School and College. To assist in the provision of a safe and homely environment both individually and as part of a team to help learners achieve and maximise their potential.

- To be responsible for the emotional, social, physical needs and guidance of learners within your care and school as a whole.

- To be responsible for assessing, monitoring and recording learner progress.

- To be responsible with the teaching staff, speech therapy team and medical staff for contributions towards learner Annual reviews and Learner Inclusion and Achievement Meetings (LIAM).

- To liaise with teaching and support staff to ensure there is an effective link to provide information about the care needs of each learner.

- To read and review regularly all individual risk assessments for learners in your care.

- To encourage the development of individual interests and attitudes.

- Establish and maintain positive trusting relationships that promote a sense of security.

- Provide firm, consistent boundaries in respect of their behaviour.

- To supervise and assist learners with their personal care, needs and routines.

- To ensure there are planned opportunities for learners to participate in a variety of leisure activities to meet individual needs.

- To offer general practical advice to the learners as and when the need arises, providing opportunities for individual personal support.

- Ensure medical help is provided in cases of illness and accidents.

- Promote the development of a healthy lifestyle.

- Assist learners in the development and sustaining of positive social networks.

- To organise and participate in group activities and group holidays.

- To assist and support learners through the process of leaving care.

- Encourage learners to develop their full educational and vocational attainment.

- To undertake in planning for and preparation of learners for admission or discharge to and from residential care.


- To work as a member of the team to ensure the ongoing care, education and therapeutic intervention of learners maximises their potential.

- To attend and contribute to staff meetings, this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care, education and therapies.

- To follow policies and procedures for various duties as developed the school and care team.

- To support less experienced staff from time to time as part of their induction in conjunction with St Joseph's Policies and Procedures.

- To participate in a rota system and undertake sleep in duties as required.

- To cover night shifts in the absence of waking night staff as part of a rota.

- Make positive use of supervision and appraisal by Line Manager.

- To show a willingness to undertake training as part of overall continuous professional development.

- To participate in the administration, recording, storage of drugs and medicines and safekeeping of drug cupboard keys as required in accordance with school policy.

- To take responsibility for learner health issues and inform the surgery team or Senior member of staff on call of any concerns.

- To adhere to school policy on Health and Safety and report any concerns

- To contribute to the management of aggressive, obsessive and challenging behaviours in accordance with the School's Behaviour Management Policy, the Team Teach Approach and a Risk Assessment for individual learners.


- Up to 20 days per year holiday

If you think that you could support and engage with children and young people and would like to work for an organisation that will invest in your development then please call Anne on 0207 400 6058

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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educational requirements

NVQ 3 in health and social care - children