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Support Worker

Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join an Independent Special School situated close to Bristol City centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide specialist education for pupils aged 5 to 19 years with severe language and communication difficulties, and with profound and multiple learning difficulties including physical and sensory needs.

This is a full time, permanent position working on average 40 hours per week, with a mixture of shift patterns including some weekends.

The Salary is ranging from £17,492 - £19,531 (depending on experience, linked to competency and qualifications).


The role:

  • You will get to support students and residents with learning, physical, emotional and/or associated disabilities.
  • You will play a key role in enabling the children and young adults, to live happy and fulfilled lives, as independently as possible.


Key responsibilities:

  • You will work as part of a team to support the children through their daily routine.

    You will help the children get up, washed, dressed and fed and escorted to our onsite school.
  • Support the young adults through a waking day curriculum, in order to meet their current needs and enable them to achieve on-going development and growth.
  • Support and facilitate learning and independence.
  • Contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes and plans.
  • Help to maintain a safe, homely environment which is suitable to the individuals living within it.
  • Ensure own effective relationships with all including parents, guardians, social workers and other professionals and agencies as required.
  • Ensure that national minimum care standards are understood and complied with and develop own practice so that it meets and wherever possible exceeds these.

Requirements of the role:

  • Experience of adults or children with learning or physical difficulties which could be from a previous job or from your own personal experiences with family or friends with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Level 2 Diploma for Adults or equivalent is desirable
  • Experience of working within a support or care role is desirable
  • Understanding of the safeguarding principles and the importance of Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) procedures
  • Experience and/or understanding of working within a multi-cultural, inclusive environment
  • Basic First Aid knowledge
  • Experience of working with a range of approaches to manage behaviour is advantageous

As a valued member of the team, you have the opportunity to help make a real difference and to develop a truly rewarding career for yourself.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01242 505437 to discuss the role in more detail.