Apprentice Residential Support Worker.

Bladon House School Burton-on-Trent

Help young people to develop life skills and live as independently as possible. You will be a positive role model helping young people to develop socially appropriate behaviours. You will support the young people with personal care, to attend school, engage children in fun motivational hobbies and interests including local community clubs.

Higher Children, young people and families practitioner Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Opportunities from Bladon House School | GetMyFirstJob

  • NAS Reference
    VAC001787714
  • Weekly wage
    £347.49
  • Hours
    39.00 per week
  • Working Week
    Monday to Sunday. Early shift 07:15 until 15:45 Late shift 13.30-22.00 3 week rolling rota that includes evenings and weekends (one weekend off in three)
  • Date Posted
    11/11/2021
  • Start Date
    03/12/2021

  • Location
    Burton-on-Trent
  • Expected Duration
    2 years
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Children, young people and families practitioner
  • Employment Type
    Higher Level Apprenticeship
  • Employer
    Bladon House School

Description of Opportunity

Help young people to develop life skills and live as independently as possible. You will be a positive role model helping young people to develop socially appropriate behaviours. You will support the young people with personal care, to attend school, engage children in fun motivational hobbies and interests including local community clubs.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Amy Hitch 07808205883 amy.hitch@derby-college.ac.uk - DERBY COLLEGE (Ref ID: VAC001787714)

Able to work under guidance of a Team/Shift Leader Good verbal and listening skills Ability to work as a team member Able to use own initiative Able to work in challenging circumstances A commitment to protecting those in our care and keeping yourself and colleagues safe, therefore willing to wear PPE and take part in regular Coronavirus testing as instructed. Willing to care for or support those who may have an illness, infection or virus such as Coronavirus and therefore had or willing to have the Covid-19 vaccine (and any required booster jabs) where there is no medical or religious reason not to do so Experience of organising activities for children or young adults Knowledge of augmentative communication and alternative communication tools Interest/involvement in sports and recreational activities, art & craft or music
English and maths BTEC Level 2/GCSE/equivalent Level 2 Qualification in Care or Children & Young People or equivalent Willingness to undertake accredited courses and mandatory training within the time set Right to work in UK Youth Leader Certificate First Aid Certificate Driving licence desirable but not essential
Ability to work unsocial hours Tolerance and patience Excellent value base Flexible approach to work tasks Resilient and able to work with challenging behaviours Smart appearance A natural respect of the individuality and dignity of those in our care An ability to engage with and enthuse children and young adults Show commitment to equality of opportunity at all times and have due respect for the diverse make up of colleagues and those in our care
Shifts work  Early shift 07.15 until 15.45 Late shift 13.30 until 22.00 3 week rolling rota that includes evenings and weekends. One weekend off in three This is an active role working with children and young people. Every day is different. One day you can be playing computer games with them the next you could out mountain biking You will be trained to manage challenging behaviour through NAPPI. The positive behaviour intervention technique we use. You will need to understand that challenging behaviour is part of the difficulties of the young peoples disability and communication needs. The behaviour displayed can include both physically and psychologically challenging behaviour
Following the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to continue your employment. The home invests in people and continual personal development. Career development pathway opportunities include Senior RSW, Team leaders, House Managers and Deputy Heads of Care. The department is led by a Registered Manager who is also the Head of Care.
Bladon House is a residential school registered as a childrens home that accommodates children aged 5 to 19 with moderate learning disabilities. All of the young people have communication difficulties and display behaviours that challenge. The childrens home was rated outstanding at the last Ofsted inspection. We have 6 residential homes located on the Schools grounds. Our aim is to find a way of life that suits the young people. We work as a multidisciplinary team with our education and therapy colleagues, as well has the childs wider team that includes parents and social workers.

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