Residential Support Worker
Our client is a national residential College for the education and vocational training of students with visual impairment and other disabilities. Its primary aim is to develop the skills of all students to the full and reach their potential. Their student population is recruited nationally and reflects the multi-cultural nature of their society.
The team are seeking professional care/support staff to join their growing Supported Living Service and Residential provision on a 52 week basis. The successful candidates will be supporting their students and clients to develop their skills and encourage them towards living independently.
In some homes, you will be required to work autonomously, and have strong communication skills to ensure the team are updated and provided with a suitable handover.
Residential Students require support outside of the College day, supporting with day to day activities and social activities. Staff will work alongside a small team within a home of approximately 8 students. Some of these students may require some personal care assistance for which training will be provided.
Candidates should have an understanding of the needs of people with complex disabilities, and be able to deal with them patiently, flexibly and respectfully whilst promoting and maintaining dignity and individuality. Candidates should be able to work on their own initiative, display good interpersonal skills with clients, students, staff and external contacts. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate they are well organised, reliable and punctual.
Qualified applicants will be expected to hold NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care, and will be required to complete their Care Certificate, if you are not already a holder.
Salary - £7.63 per hour (qualified rate)
Please apply early, as we will interview when we have a received a sufficient number of applications.
Closing date: 12 noon on 11 August 2017
The College is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
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