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Children's Support Worker

  • Location:

    Hook, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18000 - £23515 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Support Assistant Job Role:

- Full time: Permanent

- Salary: £21,000- £23,515 (Inc Sleep in duties)

- Rota: Pre Set two-week rolling rota - averaging 37.5 hours each week, across the 2-weeks.

- Industry: Children and young people with additional needs

Vetro Recruitment requires Support Assistants to join a Special Educational Needs Residential School in Hook- Hampshire. (Night roles are also available if desired)

The client provides support, both within the on site homes, and the school - for children aged 8-19 who have Autism and the most severe and complex learning difficulties.

The basic salary will be between £16,874 - £17,935 depending on experience with an additional £77.50 per sleep in. You will do between 4-6 sleep-ins per month. This will equate to a total salary of between £21,000 - £23,515 a year.

The client is happy for applicants who are willing to relocate for the role and are able to offer outstanding discounts on accommodation for this vacancy.

You will be working within a 180-strong team to provide care and support 52 weeks of the year to up to 30 students with complex learning disabilities. Due to the nature of the disabilities the young people may also have additional needs such as autism, epilepsy, self-injury, aggression and general disruptive behaviours.

Our client is seeking support for the students and strives to have an exceptional staff team to run alongside their 'outstanding' Ofsted status.

The client offers exceptional training for successful applicants. A background within a similar residential care job is advantageous, however not mandatory for committed and dedicated applicants, as you will receive 4 weeks of shadowing and training and will not be left to work alone during this period; whilst you learn about the role and the children's needs.

The school in Hook does not have classrooms, as the client feels the children will not learn as effectively this way, instead they incorporate learning into activities. These can range from a walk through the country, visiting the on-site farm, taking part in a swimming lesson at the on-site pool or you might be having an art or music lessons outside in the grounds!

Your role:

-Your role as a Learning Support Assistant will be working as part of a team to ensure the children's emotional, behavioural, physical and intellectual needs are met.

-Following the child's risk assessment and behaviour Guidelines at all times to ensure a consistent and safe approach is followed.

-You will be supporting the children in all aspects of their everyday life to help them make their needs know. This includes assisting with personal hygiene care.

-Implementing the children's teaching programmes

-Supporting the teacher to ensure that the children enjoy fulfilling fun teaching and leisure activities.

-To be able to be flexible with your working rota. Day shifts are from 7.30am-10pm. Nights are 10.30-7.30am

Many benefits are offered alongside working in this rewarding role:

- Generous holiday entitlement

- Free staff meals on each shift

- Personalised training programmes

- Generous company pension scheme

- Staff award schemes

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Staff accommodation options

- Childcare vouchers

This could be a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a background of working as a Support Worker, Care Assistant, Nursery practitioner/ assistant or for anyone new to the Social Care sector that is willing to train and is passionate about supporting vulnerable young people!

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.

Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.


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