Twenty 4 Seven Education are seeking Support Workers in a Residential School in Broadstairs to nurture and sustain a Culture of Gentleness in the home and support this across the school community, providing a role model for children and young people by working in ways that are attentive and responsive.
• To consistently find ways to support and improve the child/ young person’s personal
environment, sense of companionship and community in their home.
• To work harmoniously with colleagues and other professionals in the care and support of the children and young people in their home.
• To prioritise the needs and ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of the children and
young people within the home at all times, including providing support for intimate personal care.
• Enable child/young person to connect and communicate effectively with parents/carers, making sure a variety of methods, including – as appropriate – telephone, e-mail, iPad (skype, web-cam) are available to make this possible; to maintain a log of calls home; to be an escort and companion on visits to parents/carers.
• Through speaking only kindly, encourage positive relationships both as the first point of contact betweenthe residence and the child/young person’s parents, carers and any external professionals, communicating politely and courteously at all times; to write weekly letters home to parents/carers of key child/ young person.
• To reflect and to adjust how each child/young person can contribute positively to daily
household routines and activity plans, using dynamic risk assessment to help each young person to feel safe and to engage meaningfully in their home and life.
• Using information from reflection to learn how to help define, organise, implement and
update child/young person’s’ Individual Education Plan, Individual Activity Plan, support.
Ability to respond calmly and gently to the needs of children and young people with
Learning Difficulties, Autism, particularly when they are communicating through
behaviour that challenges us.
4. Ability to keep of records and write reports that are of good quality.
5. Ability to contribute to the organising and carrying out of activity plans for individual and groups of children/young people, drawing on new ideas to promote young people’s selfconfidence, independence and connections in the local community.
6. Willingness to take part in the daily routines of life at Bradstow, including supporting
young people with intimate personal care, household tasks.
7. Ability to work effectively and professionally with all those involved with the care, safety and wellbeing of the young people; including allocated support staff, the wider school staff, other professionals, the community and parents and carers.
8. Ability to work harmoniously together with a range of people to realise the goal of
helping each young person to live a real life
9. To professionally and clearly communicate in a range of situations; including using email and writing reports on a computer.
10.Willingness to accompany children/ young people to take part in a range of preferred activities of their choice, including swimming, at Bradstow and at community facilities.
11.A willingness to contribute to the life of the Bradstow Community.
12.Self-awareness and emotional resilience; the ability to manage the mental and physical demands of working at Bradstow and an understanding of strategies that prevent workplace stress.
13.It would be desirable (but not essential) to have a full, clean driving license and be
prepared to drive school vehicles, subject to required local authority insurance
** Desire to gain experience working with children
** Demonstrate positive behaviour management
** Good communication and organisation skills
** Right to work in the UK
** Enhanced DBS for Adult and Child workforce, on the Update Service. Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one
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