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Care Support Workers job vacancy in South Gloucestershire

Job type:
Permanent
Location:
South Gloucestershire
Salary:
£17,304 to £17,500 per annum
Sector:
Special Educational Needs
Job reference:
LFB381834
Consultant name:
Laura Fairbrass
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Care Support Workers job vacancy in South Gloucestershire, Permanent position

ITN Mark Education is supporting an SEN school in South Gloucestershire with recruiting care support workers. Due to the growth of the school and an increase in student numbers, the school wants to appoint for the role ASAP.

The school caters for children with challenging behaviour and attachment disorders, providing an alternative approach to education. This is an innovative school with staff willing to do whatever it takes to change students' lives. There is a provision for students to board at the school, which is where they are seeking care support workers to join their friendly teams of family housing groups. Shifts will be rotated and will not involve nights.

Duties include:

  • Working with a tight-knit team to ensure the safety and care of boarding students
  • Implementing an effective and personalised behaviour management system
  • Supporting students in preparing for and taking part in social interactions, including school trips and special events
  • Helping students to build day-to-day relationships with peers and other team members
  • Promoting a calm atmosphere around students
  • Organising free time and leisure activities for students
  • Liaising and debriefing with night staff

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in a SEN environment, particularly working with challenging behaviour and attachment disorders is essential. (Steiner experience is advantageous)
  • Previous training in medicine administration would be beneficial
  • Confidence to tackle difficult situations and approach them with a calm and mature way
  • A genuine passion and belief in the potential of every student.
  • Hold full driving license
  • Training in PECS, Makaton or similar would be extremely beneficial for this role.
  • Team Teach training would be an advantage but training will be provided by the school for successful candidates.

If you would like more information, please get in touch using the contact details on this page quoting Job Reference LFB371776 or apply using the button to send in your CV.

ITN Mark Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ITN Mark Education is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.