Residential Support Worker (3 week rolling rota)

Belper, Derbyshire

Now Education are looking for an enthusiastic Residential Support Worker to work in a SEND School in Belper, Derbyshire. You will provide a Person-Centred Approach in supporting all Residents in reaching their personal goals and achievements and ensure Residents lead active and full lives enabling and facilitating on and off-site activities.


  • Previous experience within a residential setting supporting young adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding of what a Person-Centred Approach means to residents.
  • Experience of severe learning difficulties and/or challenging behaviour
  • Experience in the personal care and hygiene of another person.
  • A good standard of written and verbal communication.
  • A current First Aid / Food Hygiene or Fire Safety Certificate.
  • NVQ2 in Care or equivalent.
  • A valid current driving licence.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • To have a commitment to and an understanding of the care of those with severe learning difficulties and challenging behaviours.
  • Willing and able to work as part of a shift pattern that includes some weekends, evenings and bank holidays.
  • You must be able to apply for an Enhanced DBS or have a DBS certificate on the update service.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • To support the personalised development of each Resident.
  • To respect the dignity and individuality of each Resident and provide the resident with appropriate choices.
  • To ensure a high standard of personal care for each Resident, including matters of physical well-being and personal hygiene.
  • To be aware of the emotional needs and aspirations of each Resident and provide opportunities for personal expression.
  • To undertake Keyworker responsibility for individual residents as requested.
  • To work on a flexible rostered shift system inclusive of some evening and weekend work.
  • During periods of low occupancy, to provide Support Worker cover at other Derbyshire locations.
  • To work within the residential environment providing developmental support to residents.
  • To work alongside residents to construct Person-Centred Plans, keeping notes and records as required.
  • To attend staff meetings, individual support, appraisal and supervision meetings with shift leaders and Managers as requested.
  • To ensure the safety of the Residents at all times.
  • To support and work alongside members of the Therapeutic teams implementing behaviour support plans and following their advice for a consistent package of care.
  • To undertake any training identified as necessary in order to carry out the role effectively and to complete any required mandatory qualifications for the sector.
  • You will be jointly responsible for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
  • To complete risk assessments to enable community access and activities to take place.
  • To drive company vehicles as long as the required criteria is met.

If you interested in this role, please apply on Indeed and upload your up to date CV.

NOW Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

Now Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

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