Chester, Residential Childcare ASD and Challenging Behaviours. Full-time permanent contract 48 hours per week.
Your new company
Hays Recruitment are proud to be working in partnership with a children and young peoples service provider in the heart of Chester city centre as they require motivated and reliable support workers for full-time permanent contracts. This company supports children and young people with complex autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviours between the ages of 8 – 17. This is a full-time 48 hour permanent contract with working hours between 7:30am – 10:30pm.
Your new role
In your new role you will be supporting children and young people with complex ASD and challenging behaviours on a 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1 basis dependant on their needs. You will support the young people in all aspects of day-to-day life, assisting with meal preparation, feeding, assisted personal care, education, medication, and communication, as some children may be none-verbal and require the use of PECs and Makaton to communicate. Due to the complexity of their needs, some of their behaviours at times can be extremely challenging i.e., punching, kicking, scratching and biting, so a resilient and patient character is essential.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be successful with your application you must have full Right to Work in the UK as well as a minimum of 6 months referenceable experience in the last two years, as well as:
Experience with or knowledge of Autistic Spectrum DisordersPrevious experience supporting challenging behavioursAn NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in residential childcare is advantageous but not essentialBe willing to work towards an NVQ Level 2 / Level 3 or equivalent qualification in residential childcare is essential
What you’ll get in return
If you are successful with your application you will receive the full support, dedication, and guidance of a social care expert recruitment consultant as well as a wide range of benefits, which include:
Free trainingFree DBS Full holiday entitlementCompany pensionCareer progressionOngoing mentoring and supportBank holiday pay uplift11 weeks paid leave per yearFull support of an experienced management team
What you need to do now
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