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Residential support worker (SEN SCHOOL) - Colchester, Essex

Residential support worker (SEN SCHOOL) - Colchester, Essex

We are working with a SEN school with newly opened residential unit that is continuing to expand. This site are looking for caring, reliable, empathetic and hardworking people to join our amazing Residential Care team in the role of Residential Care Support Assistants.

The role is based on a 2 week rolling rota as follows:

Week 1:

Monday -OFF

Tuesday 6.30am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 6.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 6.30am - 12.30pm

Friday 6.30am - 12.30pm

Week 2

Monday 2.30pm - 10pm

Tuesday 2.30pm - 10pm

Wednesday 2.30pm - 10pm

Thursday 2.30pm - 10pm

Friday OFF

You may also on occasion be required to do a sleep in shift (an additional allowance would be paid for this)

The role would be a permanent role accounting for 156 working days per year and 5.5 weeks paid holiday allowance.

The role will include supporting the schools students during their time at the residential unit, including participating in trips and activities, evening meals, breakfast and bedtime and morning routines, whilst following the school's ethos to deliver a therapeutic approach to behaviour and learning. You will be required to help with personal care and well as housekeeping duties. You will also be expected to have a level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's social care pathway or equivalent or be prepared to work towards the same.

This school caters for pupils aged 3 - 19 who have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions.Our pupils can start their boarding journey with us from the age of 5 years old up until their 18th birthday.

We pride ourselves in having high quality and enthusiastic staff that encourage our pupils to achieve their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically, enabling each pupil to grow in confidence, and able to participate in the wider community. The school support our staff in doing this by offering a high level of training and development throughout their time at the school.