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Employment opportunities : Support Worker

Do you have the empathy and interest to work with children and young people whose needs can be challenging but whose development under your care can bring a fantastic sense of job satisfaction? We are seeking caring and motivated applicants to join our multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams. These roles make a real and positive difference in the lives of our students across both educational and residential settings; assisting our students with the development of their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity and aspire to meet personal goals. You’ll help students to develop and maintain social relationships within the house and developing independence eg in self-help skills, personal hygiene, household tasks, recreational and leisure activities. Successful candidates will be patient and calm, have good observational skills and boundless enthusiasm. Previous relevant (SEN) experience, including autism and complex needs, in a similar organisation and /or relevant qualifications are desirable although but for the right applicants we’ll help to fill gaps in knowledge, skills and/or qualification. Shift and weekend work will be required. We have regular Inductions for new staff approximately 6 or 7 times throughout the year. Typically, at the end of August, the end of October, the beginning of January, the end of February, just after Easter and at the end of May

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The Sheiling Ringwood (School and College)          View website          View map
Horton Road Ashley Ringwood Hampshire
BH24 2EB
Email address
01425 477488
Preferred start date
1st January 2017

Brief Community sketch

The Sheiling Ringwood is an independent special school and college providing residential and day services for students aged between 6 and 24, who have with moderate to severe complex learning needs. We provide curative, ‘waking day’ education in a community setting. A warm, secure family base is created through life in extended households. Sport and other activities take place in 25 beautiful hectares of fields and woodland. We pride ourselves on providing a family type environment where the individual counts. Our aim is for staff and students alike to flourish and develop

We are unable to consider applications from anyone under 18 years old, provide accommodation on-site or offer short-term holiday and work experience placements.
The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

Enquiry and application contact
Barbara Simmons
Telephone: 01425 477488
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