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Residential Support Worker - Dilston College

Residential Support Worker - Dilston College

Posted 11 September by Cambian Group
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Role: Support Worker
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
Location: Corbridge, Northumberland

We are Cambian and we are proud that we are one of the largest specialist providers for young person services.
Cambian Dilston College is a specialist provider of further education in North East England, offering day, short-break, outreach services and most recently the time frames have increased and are now up to 52-week residential placements for young people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions and complex needs which gives us the opportunity to provide longer term continuity.
You will be joining a fantastic team working with our young people that have Learning Disabilities, ASD and frequent behaviours of concern.

Pay Scale
£16,640 - £17,576 Dependent on qualifications/experience

Person Specification

- Experienced support workers with an understanding of complex needs and challenging behaviour to the point of aggression.
- Be able to provide confident emotional and social support for complex mental health and learning disability needs/autism
- Someone who understands that everyone is unique and have a choice in their care
- A person who can demonstrate excellent team work skills,
- A person who can use their own initiative and maintain a positive attitude and is confident in their communication and skills.
- A self-motivated and flexible individual who is dedicated to the people who depend on our service,
- Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and listening abilities.
- Excellent attendance and punctuality record.
- Candidates must be over 18 years of age.
- A full UK driving license is not essential but would be an advantage due to location of the college.

What you will bring to us?

- You will be resilient
- Ability to work at times for long periods of time in isolation even though our client resides at the college full time and lives onsite
- You will have experience with working with individuals that have learning disabilities and/or autism.

What does your working week consist of at Dilston?

- The rota pattern consists of working a combination of day hours and evening hours, including working alternate weekends.
- Your shifts could start or finish at any time between the hours of 8am-10.30pm.
- There are quality assurance processes that need to be followed as part of our CQC registration. You will be expected to contribute to the writing and reviewing of support plans, risk assessments and completing records.
- There will be times of isolation from your peers where you will focus on your client and their needs on any given day.
- You may be required to undertake a keyworker role for the students, acting as a key contact for the individual, liaising with parents and other stakeholders and contributing to the setting and reviewing of goals.
- You will also carry out sleep-in duties on a rota basis.

How we stand apart from the rest

At Dilston College will be providing bespoke education to individuals on a 1:1 basis initially, part of the longer term plan is to integrate this young man back into the wider curriculum with some of his peers. Part of the role of the support worker will be to initiate and carry out activities with the client within his own home. He’s creative and loves water play, messy play, cooking and intensive interaction. He uses some level of makaton, and we will provide training in this to ensure you get the best start in enhancing his start with us.
Visual resources are also beneficial to aid with his understanding and staff will need to consistently and confidently use these resources with him.

What does your working week consist of at Dilston?

- The rota pattern consists of working a combination of day hours and evening hours, including working alternate weekends.
- Your shifts could start or finish at any time between the hours of 8am-10.30pm.
- You will also carry out sleep-in duties on a rota basis.

Duties & Responsibilities

- To support individuals with challenging learning disabilities & difficulties, and mental health
- To work with individuals in supported living and adult opportunities environments
- To provide strategic and positive behavioural support to enable challenging people to live their life
- To treat service users with the dignity and respect that they have a right to expect from you
- To take part in a programme of continuous training and development and take ownership and responsibility for your contribution agreement and progress review (supervision)

Reference: 36077707

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