Residential Care Worker – Colchester

Added on 12/12/2023
Job Type Teacher
Industry Full-time
Location Colchester

Full Description

JDS Recruitment are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Residential Care Worker to join our team at a Residential School, an exceptional Special Educational Needs SEN school with an attached residential setting. This is a permanent position, providing a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of the students in our care.

Shift Patterns – 37 Hours Per Week, Monday – Friday Term Time only on a rotating shift pattern (below), including sleep-in duties (additional allowance paid).

Week 1 Mon – 13: 30-22:00 Tues – 06:30-14:30 Wed – 13:30-22:00 Thur- 06:30-14:30 Fri – 06:30-12:30

Week 2 Mon – 13:30-22:00 Tues – 13:30-22:00 Wed – 06:30-14:30 Thurs – 13:30-22:00

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide personalized care and support to students with special educational needs in a residential setting.
  • Foster a positive and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, emotional, and social well-being of each resident.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including teachers, therapists, and other care professionals, to ensure a holistic approach to student development.
  • Implement and adhere to care plans, recognizing and responding to the unique needs and abilities of each student.
  • Facilitate and participate in recreational and educational activities to enhance the students’ overall experience.
  • To work with individual pupils or small groups of pupils in a variety of activities both on and off site.
  • To provide appropriate support to pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic
  • spectrum disorders, behavioural, communication, social, sensory and/or physical difficulties in a therapeutic manner.
  • To understand specific learning needs and styles and to provide differentiated support to pupils individually and within a group.
  • To establish positive relationships with pupils and parents.
  • To participate in home visits where required with another member of Senior Staff.
  • To attend to pupils’ personal needs including help with social, welfare, care and health matters, including toileting, dressing, feeding (orally or through a tube), mobility etc.
  • To carry out specific additional care tasks for individual pupils at the direction of a qualified member of staff and once full training has been given.
  • Support students in developing essential life skills and independence.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience in residential care or a related field is desirable.
  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification is preferred.
  • An understanding of Special Educational Needs and a genuine passion for supporting individuals with diverse needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.

JDS Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with us will possess an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate.

If you are interested in the role of a a Residential Care Worker, please APPLY today to be shortlisted as soon as possible.