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Learning & Care Support Worker

Posted: 6th January 2020
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary: GBP17694 - GBP19000 per annum Full training, free meals, pension
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a days learning and care support worker. You will be supporting children with complex learning difficulties and those have additional problems associated with autism and epilepsy, including self-injury, aggression and challenging behaviour.

Support Worker Experience is required!!

The role is full time permanent. The role involves working shift patterns and alternate weekends. There are sleep-in enhancements included at a very good rate!!

Duties and Responsibilities:
*Work as part of a team to ensure the children's emotional, behavioural, physical and intellectual needs are met

*Follow the child's Risk Assessment and Behaviour Guidelines at all times to ensure a consistent and safe approach is followed.

*Always implement all of the children's teaching programmes and support the Teacher to ensure that children enjoy fulfilling fun teaching and leisure activities

*Assist the children off-site by supporting the children on trips out in the community

*Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with the children, parents work colleagues and external professionals

*Undertake duties as directed by the Teachers, Team Co-ordinators, Mentors and managers and as designated by the rota.

*Ensure that a high level of care is provided to each of our children including undertaking personal care tasks as necessary, including toileting assistance, bathing, washing, dressing and supporting with mealtimes

*Undertake household duties and preparing meals for the children, sometimes with the children

*Ensuring the residential living accommodation and children's bedrooms are kept homely and comfortable reflecting their age and interests and are kept clean, tidy, healthy and safe

*Ensure that all recording for a child is up to date including recording the child's physical and emotional behaviour in the child's personal behaviour diary

*Assist with the administration of anti-convulsant and other medically required drugs following training

*Supporting proactive strategies always when working with the children and following the correct guidelines when dealing with challenging behaviour

*Ensuring all reporting and recording is completed following an incident with a child

*Promote the safeguarding and welfare of the children. Help to maintain an environment where children and young people feel secure, are encouraged to communicate and are listened to.

*Attend and contribute to team meetings and regular individual/supervision meetings with your line managers

*Ensure that all information relating to both the children and staff remains confidential and those details are only discussed under the correct circumstances in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 2018.

*Complete paid sleep in duties as allocated on the rota. This will occur approximately once a week

*To attend mandatory training courses and other recommended training for career development

Interviews are happening this week and next week!!

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