Residential Support Worker / Teaching Assistant

Vision for Education Newcastle
09 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Vision for Education are recruiting for a Residential Support Worker to work at a specialist supported living provision in West Northumberland.

Shift patterns for the provision are 24 hours from 8:30am till 8:30am the following day. This will incorporate supporting the student in their school-based education as well as a sleep-in night shift at the residence. You will work 1 24 hour shift and then have 2/3 days off before undertaking another.

You will be joining a group of specialist, skilled and motivated staff to support a student who has a range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) and challenging behaviours. An empathetic, understanding, calm and approachable nature is required to be eligible for this role.

Preferred qualifications/experience:

Hold a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in Childcare or a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification
Have experience working with young people who have previously struggled in mainstream education
Hold an Enhanced DBS check, placed on the Update Service
Have experience in behaviour/aggression de-escalation techniques

Requirements for this position:

Due to the location of the residence, having a driving license and access to a car is necessary
You must be able to work 24 hours shifts from 8:30am till 8:30am including a sleep-in night shift

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All candidates will be required to complete our safeguarding checks and undergo an enhanced DBS check

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