Chester, Cheshire. Complex ASD & challenging behaviours. Temporary to permanent contract with immediate start
Your new company
Hays Recruitment are proud to be supporting a specialist SEN (special educational needs) provider in Chester that supports children and young people with complex autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviours as they require motivated and reliable childcare workers to support children and young people aged between 8 – 17. This is a temporary to permanent contract, meaning that permanent contracts are guaranteed for the right individuals. Working hours are between 7:30am – 10:30pm and weekends are included (2 out of 4).
Your new role
In your new role you will be supporting children and young people aged between 8 – 17 with complex ASD and challenging behaviours. You will support the children on a 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 basis dependant on their needs and build a strong constructive relationship with them to ensure that their needs are at the heart of all operations. Some of the behaviours of the young people can be extremely challenging i.e., regularly going into crisis, triggering and as a consequence lashing out (punching, kicking, scratching, biting and spitting), to combat this you will effectively use positive behaviour support and deescalation techniques. These behaviours are not presented as a personal attack, the young people may use them as a way to communicate with you. Other duties may include but won’t be limited to personal care, administering medication, meal preparation, feeding, observations, promoting independence, and building self-esteem.
What you’ll need to succeed
In order to be successful with your application you will need a minimum of 6 months referneceable experience supporting people with complex needs in the last 2 years, as well as:
Be willing to work towards and NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in residential childcareHave a strong understanding of Autism and/or challenging behaviours
What you’ll get in return
If you are successful with your application, you will receive the full support, dedication, and guidance of a senior social care expert recruitment consultant as well as a wide range of benefits, which include:
Free trainingFree DBSCareer developmentNVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in residential childcareNVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in residential childcareRefer a friend schemeFull holiday entitlement (28 days)11 weeks paid leave per yearOngoing mentoring and supportFlexible working optionsBank holiday pay uplift
What you need to do now
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