Residential Support Worker: Temp - Perm opportunity

Job Title: Residential Support Worker: Temp - Perm opportunity
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Perth & Kinross
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3901649_1613386833
Contact Name: Graeme Alexander
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 15, 2021 11:00

Job Description

Residential Support Worker - Children with LD/Autism - Flexible working options available
Potential - Temp to Perm opportunity

Your new company
A well respected residential service who is at the heart of supporting children who have additional support needs/challenging behaviour are seeking experienced support workers to work on a flexible full /part time basis. They take a great deal of thought and care into providing the best possible support to children in order to maintain, improve and promote positive outcomes and encourage independence while keeping a sense of fun and adventure.

Your new role
You will be working in a residential school setting providing support to children who have underlining additional support needs and ensuring their health, safety and well-being is maintained at all times while responding to challenging behaviour using specific specialised techniques to defuse situations and prevent hazards. You will be working with and supporting a team of expert support workers and working together to create a positive environment where each child can thrive.
Successful candidates will be working various shift patterns and give the flexibility to potential work around existing commitments.

What you'll need to succeed

  • You must be a highly skilled individual who has an understand/experience of supporting children with LD/autism and be able to build and maintain strong relationships with individuals.
  • You will have a minimum of 6 months experience working with and supporting vulnerable people and be able to think and act appropriately to emergency situations.
  • A SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care is desired
  • SSSC registered or in the process
  • A member of the PVG scheme
  • As you will be at times required to take part in outdoor events (subject to COVID) a driving licence/access to a vehicle is essential

What you'll get in return

  • The opportunity to be part of a well respected organisation
  • Provide support and make a difference to a young persons life
  • Support from our dedicated Social Care consultancy team
  • Flexibility to work various hours/shifts
  • SSSC registration endorsement
  • Refer a co-worker/friend? We offer referral incentives worth £250 in vouchers (terms apply)
  • Support with online training, infection contract and regular COVID testing available via Hays
  • Regular contact and aftercare to candidates to ensure well-being

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