Day/Night Qualified Residential Support Worker, Witham Prospect School, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

Witham Prospect School, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

Day/Night Qualified Residential Support Worker

Closing Date for this Application: 22/04/2021.

About Witham Prospect School

Witham Prospect School is a newly established independent specialist residential care and education organisation that has been created to meet the needs of children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years who have severe and profound learning disabilities and who may also be on the autism spectrum, have complex care needs and behavioural concerns. We are situated on the outskirts of Norton Disney in Lincolnshire. Our ethos is to provide warm, safe and nurturing environments where children and young people entrusted to us are supported and enabled to achieve their full potential in all areas of their social, emotional, physical and academic development.

The Role

We are looking to recruit Qualified Day/Night Residential Support Workers who are innovative, dynamic and highly motivated, who have an excellent understanding and experience of working and supporting children and young people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs. The job involves enabling our children and young people to develop by providing practical physical, cultural, social and emotional development, using a person-centred approach in order that they can achieve their full potential. The residential  support worker will observe and promote children and young people’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy and fulfilment of other rights. It is also the role of the residential support worker to work as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our children and young people first.

Day Residential Support Worker

To work on a three-week rolling rota, with a combination of early (7am – 2.30pm) and late shifts (2pm – 10pm) working an average of 39 hours per week. Your rota will include one full day for training every three weeks. We work on a banding system depending on qualification and experience and salaries range between £18,069.48 – £19,996.08 per annum.

Night Residential Support Workers

To work on two-week full time rolling rota on 12 hours shift, which includes a full day training every six weeks. Night hours are (8.00pm – 8.00am) working an average of 44.5 hours per week. We work on a banding system depending on qualification and experience and salaries range between £20,617.74 – £22,816.04 per annum.

The successful applicant will have the following Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ/QCF Level 2 for Children’s and Young People’s workforce in Health & Social Care or above is desirable.
  • Previous experience as a care support worker.
  • Must have an excellent understanding and experience working with children and young people with learning disability, autism and other complex care needs.
  • Excellent working knowledge of safeguarding procedures and how to implement them.
  • Must be enthusiastic, confident and resilient with the ability to follow positive behaviour support strategies when faced with behaviours of concern.
  • Caring and compassionate towards people in need of care and support.
  • A real desire and capability to achieve the highest standards of care.
  • Must be self-motivated, creative and keen to learn.
  • Excellent effective communication and collaborative skills.
  • Able to act in a professional manner at all times ensuring professional boundaries.

As an employee of Witham Prospect School, you will benefit from:

  • Working for an organisation that is fully committed to achieving the highest possible standards of care and education for our children and young people
  • A fully paid two weeks induction prior to working with children and young people.
  • Full support to complete your Care Certificate (for new care workers).
  • Extensive training aimed at developing and enhancing skills further through the completion of fully Paid training day as part of your rota.
  • Funded a minimum of QCF level 3 or Equivalent diploma award in Health and Social Care –Children’s Residential Care (if not already achieved).
  • Bonus award of £500 to staff who successfully complete the qualification within 6 months of enrolment on the award.
  • Opportunity to progress and grow within an innovative and progressive organisation.
  • Enhanced rates of pay for relevant NVQ/QCF qualifications.
  • An automatic pension scheme.
  • Fully funded DBS Checks.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Loyalty bonuses (length service award).
  • Meals included.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. In line with our robust Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check and receipt of a minimum of two satisfactory references one which must be from most recent employer and also ability to provide documentation that confirms  legal right to work in United Kingdom.

For further information on this post or to obtain application form, please contact Lilian Akinyosoye, Human Resource Manager, at the following email address: lilian@withamprospect.co.uk or phone 01522 789067.