Team: Education and Teaching
Location: Low Bentham, Lancashire
Salary: £19,312 - £23,080 + Outstanding Benefits Package
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Interview Date: Monday, 15 November 2021
Closing date: Sunday, 05 December 2021, 23:59
£9.74 - £11.64 Hourly / £18,795 - £22,462 Annually
Are you a fun, enthusiastic person who wants to make a difference to young lives?
If so, we may have the role/career for you as a Residential Support Worker at Cedar House School.
Being an Outstanding (Ofsted rated) residential provision for a number of years, we can and have demonstrated our passion to build relationships with pupils; putting their wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do.
This will be a great opportunity for somebody with, or without experience who wants to work in an established, committed and forward-thinking team. Within the role you will develop positive relationships with pupils and give them warmth, care, compassion and provide those life-affirming experiences that make all the difference.
We actively encourage people who have innovative ideas and the character to continue with our outstanding journey and contribute to the wider Cedar House School community.
At times, our residents’ behaviour can be challenging, so your ability to remain calm and to see past the behaviour with resilience and humour is fundamental. You should also be ready to work towards a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (if you don’t have this or an equivalent already). In the meantime, we’ll give you outstanding induction and on-going training to help you do your best. In return you’ll need to be happy to work flexible hours, including some sleep-in duties and to have a full UK driving licence.
Cedar House School is part of the Witherslack Group. The School is a co-educational, independent, specialist day and residential school on the North Yorkshire, Lancashire border providing high quality education and care for children between the ages of 7 and 18. The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils exhibiting social, emotional and mental health needs, alongside a range of other associated conditions.
For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond and this is what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary, comprehensive induction and ongoing training. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
In addition, you will be rewarded in making a genuine difference to children’s lives
During term time, work 42.6 hours per week and receive full school holidays.
Please feel free to contact Sheila Willis, Office Manager on 01524 261149 for an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit so you can see the school for yourself!
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.