Support Practitioner - Weekend Work Only

Recruiter
Derwen College
Location
Oswestry
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Practitioner (2-year fixed term contract working weekends and term time only). Based in Oswestry, Shropshire offering a salary of between £6,000 - £8,000 per annum. We are an Ofsted “Outstanding” college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best possible staff to deliver this first class experience to our students. We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants. We currently have an exciting opportunity for Support Practitioner's to join our Care Team. You will support our students to be more independent by developing their life and personal care skills in their residences and in the community. The key role responsibilities of the Support Practitioner are: Take an active role in supporting our students to develop their personal care and daily life skills according to their agreed care plan outcomes Administration of medication Support our students to use their free time appropriately promoting the Healthy College Agenda Provide student support and liaise with peers about positive behaviour support Provision of pastoral support to students in liaison with families and key support services Active involvement, contribution and participation in the Independence provision Contribute to the production of positive behaviour support plans Deliver effective student support regarding behaviours of concern Take on the role of keyworker for identified students and attend/contribute to student review meetings Safeguarding awareness and promotion in all aspects of the role to promote the welfare of adults at risk Person Specification: Proven success of working within a similar role Excellent organisation skills Subject specific qualifications would be an advantage A caring, compassionate and empathic nature Outstanding communication skills with individuals/staff at all levels Highly motivated individual Competent in MS Office We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including on-site shopping and leisure facilities, final salary pension scheme, term time only working, recognition schemes, flexible working arrangements and extensive continual professional development opportunities. The successful candidates will be expected to have a flexible approach to their hours of work and will be required to work a combination of days and evenings at the weekend. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults at risk and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. CLOSING DATE - 25th September 2018

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