Job Description

We want you to get off to the best start with Priory so we are giving you up to £500 when you first start your employment with us, and then when you have successfully completed the probationary period we will give you up to another £500 for your hard work.

Devon and Cornwall Children’s Services are looking for Residential Support Workers to join their team at our Children’s Home in Tavistock, Devon. We are looking for enthusiastic staff to join the team in this new home.

Full time and part time hours available (20 / 40 hours per week) with a fantastic salary of up to £19,760 – £20,280 (depending on experience / Pro-rata for part time). Plus additional overtime hours available.

We offer full training provided at L3, opportunities for further career development up to L5 and sector specialist additional training in a wide range of courses once your permanent contract and enhanced rate of pay once completed.

Shifts patterns are: 8am – 9.30pm working on average 3 shifts per week and you will be required to work on average of 8 sleep-ins per month (this is based on a full time contract)

You may be required to work at one of our other homes – having your own transport or access to transport is essential for this position.

What we’d like to give you:
-A competitive salary
-Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
-Generous holiday allowance
-Online benefits and cashback rewards
-Cycle to work scheme
-SMART Childcare Vouchers
-SMART Pension option

As a Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our children and young people. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families and other stakeholders, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in teaching them life skills. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital.

What we’d like from you:
-Excellent communication skills
-Effective organisational capability
-Great team player and the ability to remain calm under pressure
-Flexibility and resilience to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
-Strong “can do” attitude

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

Devon Children’s Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-19 who have complex needs including emotional, behavioural and associated difficulties which may originate from Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children’s services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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