Senior Residential Support worker

Lexden Springs Residential Special School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC7069-324 Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: Scale 5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Senior Residential Support care worker - Residential Unit (Pupils board Monday - Thursday nights)

Working hours: 37 hours per week, shift work Monday to Friday. Term Time (Plus Non Pupil Days). Shift pattern is a rolling 2 week rota, times to be confirmed but usually one week of earlies and one week of lates. Sleep ins will be expected

Holiday allowance: 5.5 weeks paid holiday allowance.

Pay: Scale 5 (Points 8-11) Actual starting salary from:£17,796.59 (equivalent £10.81 per hour) plus sleep in allowance

Start Date:September 2022

The role will include supporting our awesome pupils 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.

Lexden Springs is an inspiring school where no two days are ever the same (but a smile is always guaranteed!) which 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. We support our staff in doing this by offering a high level of training and development throughout their time at Lexden Springs and encouraging them too to also reach their fullest potential.

Please note: Due to the nature of the role, all breaks in the evening/night will need to be taken on site, you should also be aware that Lexden Springs is a non smoking site.

Lexden Springs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability status.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

HR Department
Winstree Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0PZ
Telephone: 01206 563321
Email: hr@lexdensprings.essex.sch.uk

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