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Keyworker I Support Assistant

Posted 6 March by Smart Recruit Online Limited Easy Apply Ended

If you have a passion for inspiring and supporting students to learn and achieve meaningful independence then this is the role for you.

Joining our team will be rewarding, and challenging, and it is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of passionate, committed professionals. Knowing that you have contributed in a positive way and potentially changed someone's life for the better is part of the job.

We have full time residential or educational Keyworker posts.

The residential post is compressed hours within the school term time on set shifts worked from Monday to Friday between 7am and 10pm including Open Weekends (8 weekend shifts during the academic year).

The educational post is working with primary age students from Monday to Friday 8.45am to 4.15pm.

Our Keyworkers are responsible for coordinating all aspects of personal development and individual progress for a group of key students.

To enable our students to learn, promote their independence and help them achieve, as their dedicated Keyworker you will:

  • Support key students in the classroom, including physical management and personal care;
  • Coordinate the personalised programme for each key student within the class and/or residential setting;
  • Be able to keep concise, comprehensive records;
  • Have a good level of numeracy and literacy;
  • Have excellent communication skills to liaise effectively and appropriately with students, staff, parents/carers and external agencies;
  • Be aware of current theory and practice in relation to social care and support for children and young people who have special educational needs.

We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

Additional Salary Info: generous pension; training; retail discounts

Keyworker | Educational | Residential | School | Student | Disability | Learning Disability | Care | Support

Essential Requirements:

You must have a genuine desire to improve the progress of the young people with disabilities and of the student in particular, and be able to assess and make a good judgement about the most reasonable responses to behavioural challenges.

You must be physically fit to move and handle disabled children.

Desirable Requirements:

Experience of complex physical and medical needs.

Successful candidates will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (Residential Post) or Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (Educational Post).

About Our Company:

We are a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School. We cater for children and young people, from age 4 to 19, with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.

We are a supportive environment and a rewarding place to work, and whether working directly with our students or in a school support role, every member of staff participates in enabling the students to learn and to aspire to achieve meaningful independence. We have a large, dedicated staff team of over 250 people providing specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

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