Residential Support Worker (Waking Nights)

Salary: £18,106.78 to £19,891.95 per annum FTE

Closing Date: 26 Mar 2018

Company Name: MacIntyre Academies

Nature of the Company: MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour Academy is a specialist Academy providing support for children and young people with autism and associated Severe Learning Difficulties aged from 8 to 19 years old.
We believe all children and young people, regardless of their special educational need, deserve the best education possible. As a Trust we're ambitious to provide the best chances to the children and their families that we support, wanting them in turn to be as ambitious for themselves.

Responsibilities: Endeavour Academy is currently recruiting for Support Workers (Waking Nights) to work at their residential home in Barton, Oxford. At Endeavour Academy we look to provide an exceptional level of care for all of our residents to ensure that each individual is supported to live a life full of fulfilment and meaning.
We support our young people to develop their independent skills as well as encouraging them to access and engage with the local community. Activities can range from cooking and cleaning, to supporting the young people to trips to the beach or theme parks. We offer an extensive range of activities and no two days are ever the same!

Benefits: In return we can offer
• A competitive salary and generous holiday allowance
• A local government pension scheme
• Enrolment in a level 3 diploma in children and young people (this is subject to a successful 6 month probation period)
• A thorough induction and training package that will equip you with the skills needed to deliver an excellent level of care for all of our children and young people
• An Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing
• Full induction, training and career opportunities.

Experience: We are looking for highly motivated, active members of staff who are looking to embark on an exciting and rewarding career working with children and young people with Autism and learning difficulties.
Previous experience is not essential though desirable to have understanding of Autism and Learning disabilities; ultimately providing Care, education and support to Children and Young people. It is paramount that you must be an effective, confident communicator. You will be able to keep accurate records such as the recording of daily notes; mediation administration and learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times.

Special Requirements: MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

Job Ref: OACP/ ACSI279311

Work Location: Oxford city

Salary Details: £18,106.78 to £19,891.95 per annum FTE

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Bank,Full Time

Hours: Full time/ shift work/ Relief

Closing Date: 26 Mar 2018

Further Details: We operate on a rota of shifts, including weekends and bank holidays, 365 days per year. This includes working 3 night shifts per week (9.45pm-9.15am) and involves undertaking lone working. We can offer hours up to 38 hours (full-time) or relief (flexible) hours.