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Support Worker - Beechwood College
LocationCardiff
Salary£16,560 - £18,675
Hours38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday
Closes 30th Apr 19

Do you have an interest in delivering specialist education and residential care to those with autism and Asperger's syndrome?  Are you energetic and enthusiastic, with a passion for helping young people who may have previously struggled in conventional mainstream services?  Do you have a desire to make a difference and enrich the lives of others?

At Beechwood College, we reflect the Ludlow Street Healthcare belief that everyone entrusted to our care deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and honesty.  Located close to the coastal village of Sully, our multi award-winning specialist education, residential care and vocation service supports young people (aged 16+) with an Autistic Spectrum (ASC) - providing the encouragement needed to help them achieve their full potential.

As a Support Worker at our Centre of Excellence, you will be required to provide residential, educational and therapeutic support to all students, enabling them to gain greater independence and confidence in preparation for facing the challenges of later life.  Whilst this role predominantly requires you to provide care within a residential setting, you will be actively involved across all areas of the College, including working alongside the lecturers within classrooms, clinical services staff and the wider community.  Offering each young person individually tailored and holistic programmes, you will enthusiastically encourage and promote the development of independence and transferable life skills for our students, and work in proactive partnerships with our multidisciplinary team, care co-ordinators and the students' families.

The normal working week is 38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday.  Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Your benefits will include:

  • a salary of £16,560 - £18,675 dependent on experience and qualifications
  • opportunities to access overtime bonuses
  • 21 days' annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
  • career succession planning
  • extensive training
  • free uniform
  • overtime bonus

To join our team, you must:

  • demonstrate enthusiasm and an innovative approach to enriching our students' lives
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have a desire to learn
  • be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check

All candidates will be assessed by someone who is a qualified safeguarding recruitment officer.

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