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 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 operate on a rota of late and early shifts, including weekends and bank holidays, 365 days per year. We can offer hours up to 38 hours (full-time), part time work or relief (flexible) hours.
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.
Closing Date: 26th October 2017
Interview Date: w/c 30th October 2017
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.
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.
*Salaries are FTE and dependent on experience and qualifications and would be discussed at Offer stage.