Support Worker, Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

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Aurora Meldreth Manor SchoolMeldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £8.41ph to £9.39ph (linked to competency and qualifications)
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 4 week rota pattern of 14 shifts (07:30am to 9pm) – Ave 39hrs per week.

Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you (PT hours also available)

Aurora Meldreth Manor 

We are currently looking for a number of Support Workers in Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire boarder), where our Aurora Meldreth Manor children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people age 9-19 years with severe and profound communication difficulties associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, brain injury and degenerative disorders. 

The Role:

The support we provide enables each child and young person to engage and progress at their own level within a living and learning environment that is all about enriching individual lives and helping everyone to achieve their full potential as they reach adulthood.

To facilitate this; you will be expected to provide the highest level of care for our children throughout their day activities; from washing, dressing and breakfast in the morning through to a wide range of educational, social and recreational activities.

Our children benefit greatly from our amazing education, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy facilities and you’ll be expected to work closely with our fantastic teachers and therapy teams to help our children achieve their learning and development objectives and become more independent. 

The key to this role will be your ability to communicate effectively, build trusting relationships and provide the support required to enable our children and young adults to become more autonomous adults in the community. 

Experience:

It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with. So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential. What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference. 

If you do not already have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, but believe this role is right for you, then we will provide the support (and cover the costs) for you to achieve this; and will continue to support your development throughout your career with us with pay rises to match your progression.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to work towards achieving Level 3 Diploma HSC (funded by us).
  • A robust, positive and creative approach in meeting the needs of children      and young adults.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team working skills.
  • High level of resilience and patience
  • The ability to follow personal care routines 
  • The ability to work within a rota pattern that typically requires working      every other weekend and the occasional night shift as required. 

Enquiries:

If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please contact our HR team (01763 268000 / MMOMRecruitment@the-aurora-group.com).

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer



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More about Aurora Meldreth Manor School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 19 years
Address: Fenny Lane, Meldreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1763 268000
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About our School

Meldreth Manor supports children and young people age 6-19 years who have highly complex learning difficulties and is one of the few schools in the country that also supports young people with complex health needs and associated diff...