Job Title: Pupil Support Worker (0.6 FTE)
Hours: 25 hours per week / term time only
Salary: £10,235.72 – £10,729.99 pa
Proposed Start Date: 02/09/2019
Do you want to start a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? – We want you!
As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a part time Pupil Support Worker, who will work three days a week, to join our close-knit team at Bramfield House in Halesworth, Suffolk. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.
About the School
Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Suffolk. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.
We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the Role
Experience in SEN preferred but not essential as we will train, support and promote you to ensure you have an amazing career. All you need is the drive to make a difference and a focus on the positive outcomes for our children.
We want the young people to retain as much responsibility over their lives as possible and develop over time. Therefore, you will spend your time assisting the young people with everyday activities, such as getting ready for school, homework, cooking, playing and going on outings. We create safe and nurturing environments for our children and young people and you will support us in ensuring the physical, emotional and personal care needs of the children are met.
This role however, does come with some potential challenges such as long hours, behaviour management and ensuring the personal care of each young person is upheld.
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details regarding this position.
Who we are looking for?
You will be a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.
We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.
- Safeguard all young people in the school and support them with their individual needs
- Help improve the standard of living and confidence of every child and young adult
- Liaise with parents, teachers and other professionals with the best interests of the young people in mind
- Enable and support individuals to engage with the education system positively
- Work within the agreed care plans
- Help to promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines; ensuring a pleasant, clean and safe environment for the students in your care
- To ensure high standards of personal hygiene for each student and support them with personal care needs
- You must be available to work the shifts required
- You must have a level of fitness which will allow you to handle certain challenges you may face with the young people
- You must have the desire to complete a funded Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
- You must hold a full UK Driving Licence
- You must understand some of the difficulties that children on the Autistic Spectrum may present
- You will update and maintain paperwork and pupils records
Why work for us?
A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
- “Your Wellbeing Matters”
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Staff Meals
- Funded Level 3 Residential Childcare Diploma
This position is due to commence from September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website: www.acorncare.co.uk
If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Adam Richardson, Principal Team Leader at Bramfield House School on 01986 784235.
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.