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Child Support Worker

Location: MICKLEOVER, DERBYSHIRE Salary: 8.50 - 8.50 GBP Per Hour, inc benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: DAY + NIGHT Applications: N/A
Posted: 7 days ago Reference: 3068875
An wonderful opportunity has arisen for multiple support workers to join a beautiful childrens residential school in Derby. Located in a lovely setting, the school is specifcally for children on the autism spectrum, with 4 children staying over the summer, than 9 in the term time. The usual working hours are 7am-3pm, 3pm-10pm and then the night shift 10pm-7am.


Under the direction of senior colleagues effectively supports the delivery of care and education to all the pupils and students. Ensures own actions and behaviour comply with Company policy and local procedures, statutory regulations and quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the teaching and learning, social and independence activities and experiences, which enhance the learning and development of Children and Young People.

2. Manages the well-being and behaviour of Children and Young People ensuring any significant behavioural or physical occurrences are promptly addressed and reported, referring to a senior member of staff as appropriate.

3. Assists senior staff with the compilation & recording of care and learning plans. Prepares incident and other reports and updates daily records and logs as required,

4. Maintains professional relationships whilst developing a good rapport with students, pupils, colleagues, visitors and other stakeholders..

Knowledge and Skills
NVQ3 in relevant care/children & young people related area (or equivalent or higher recognised qualification.)

N.B. It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will hold NVQ3 qualification but will be expected to commence the learning process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify.

At least two years life and/or relevant work experiences which will assist in supporting the educational and social development of children or young people with special needs.

• The nature of the work involves a combination of directed activities within established procedures and situations requiring flexibility, organisational and negotiating skills dealing with students/pupils in one to one situation away from immediate colleague/management support.  

• Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and responsible for implementing the school’s safeguarding policies.

• Communication and personal interaction is a key feature of this role.

Working Conditions
• Staff work schedules/shift rotas may involve some unsocial hours.
• Post holders may be required to work a shift pattern that includes the morning rise, driving (as part of curriculum or meaningful community activities), escorting, encouraging and preparing the pupils with a positive attitude toward education, learning and the school day.
• You will be expected to respond flexibly to the exigencies/needs of a 52 week education and care service.
• The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.
• To carry out any reasonable task as defined within the role and remit commensurate with the level of accountability and responsibility and in response to the exigencies of the service needs.

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