Hourly Rate: £9.14 per hour (Inc. hols pay)
Location: Headington, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: 26th October 2017, 5pm
Start Date: ASAP
Interview Date: w/c 30th October & 6th November 2017
Hours of Work: Relief Shift work
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.
Endeavour Academy is currently recruiting for Relief Support Workers to work at their residential home in Barton, Oxford. At Endeavour Academy, we look to provide an exceptional level of care for all of the children and young people in our care, 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!
We offer relief (flexible) hours on a rota of late and early shifts, including weekends and bank holidays, 365 days per year.
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.
Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.
Please visit https://macintyrecharity.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1039367 and complete our online application form. For queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In return we can offer:
• A competitive hourly pay rate which includes payment for holiday entitlement.
• Flexible hours over a variety of shift patterns.
• Full induction, training and career opportunities.
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.