Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Permanent positions, 52 weeks per year
Holiday Entitlement: Year 1: 33 days (247.5 hours) inclusive of bank holidays
We are recruiting for 2 Senior Residential Support Workers (Additional Responsibilities) to join our Young Adults Services (age range 18-25) The roles will be working in our fantastic 4 bedroom state of the art homes on our single site in Cheadle Hulme, near Handforth.
The main responsibilities of the Senior Residential Support Workers will be to support the day to day care and support needs of individual young adults which will include personal care needs, supporting them in their daily routines, communication, independence and life skills as well as leisure activities. The roles will be carried out with an empathetic attitude and willingness to be supported by a team and will take direction from House Managers and other Care Managers.
In addition the Senior Residential Support Worker roles will administer medication, support and co-ordinate key workers, and in the absence of the House Manager they will lead the shift for short periods of time.
The role operates on a rotating combination shift pattern as below:
- Early shifts between 7.30am – 3.30pm
- Late shifts between 3pm – 10.00pm
- Split shifts, 7.30-9.30am then 3-10pm (4 per month, none in school holidays)
- Full flexibility over 7 days is required
- These are permanent positions
• Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification
• Previous experience in a care setting, supporting people with learning difficulties and complex health needs
• Knowledge of communication strategies for non-verbal learners; experience working with a variety of communication methods including PECs, objects of reference and basic signed communication
• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes and communicate effectively with staff/managers
• Previous experience leading shifts and rota management advantageous
These are excellent opportunities for experienced senior support workers/deputy house managers, or support workers looking for career advancement. So if you are looking for a new challenge in a rewarding role then please apply ASAP!
Why join Seashell Trust?
Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young adults with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.
We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
You may have experience in the following: Senior Care Worker, House Manager, Deputy House Manager, Shift Leader, Unit Manager, Team Leader, Care Co-ordinator, Lead Support Worker