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Overnight Residential Care Worker

Vision for Education Preston
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Vision for Education are looking to grow their talented and driven educational support team with a vacancy for a Residential Care worker for a educational care setting in the Preston area on a full-time basis, starting ASAP.

About the role

The hours of work will be from 8pm to 8am, 4 days one week and 3 days the next, working in a residential setting on the edge of the Ribble Valley. The successful Residential Care worker will offer stability and safety by ensuring that the home is warm, friendly, and comfortable. You will accompany our young people to and from school, supporting young people with their learning and interests, as well as take part in activities, day trips and hobbies. You will work closely with internal and external teams, facilitating family contact and ensuring that daily routines and care plans are followed and updated.

About the school

The setting focuses on independence for those that have varying levels of Autism (ASC). They adopt a person-centred approach, which is delivered by caring, supportive and outcome-driven staff. They understand the importance of place for young people, and as such they endeavour to create an environment that is welcoming, modern and empathetic to their needs. With dedicated staff, a unique approach and purpose built facilities; the setting provides a supportive, safe and happy environment where all young people make the progress regardless of ability level.


To be considered for the role of Overnight Residential Care Worker you will:

A great deal of drive, patience and resilience.
Be proactive and empathetic in your approach, always aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students you work with.
Be an excellent communicator, able to work well as part of a wider team.
An engaging personality, allowing you to form non-judgmental relationships.
An understanding and nurturing nature.
Have experience in dealing with challenging behaviour.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:

relevant experience and qualifications in educational residential care.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call the Preston office on (phone number removed).

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