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Apprentice Support Worker (Purbeck View School)

Employer
Purbeck View School
Location
Northbrook Road, Swanage, BH19 1PR
Salary
£270.00 - £378.00 per week
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

You will provide guidance, support and encouragement to vulnerable children and young adults in a variety of settings including domestic and taking them to complete off-site activities.

Ultimately, this role is about caring and enabling vulnerable children and young adults to develop by providing physical and emotional support. The role is about working as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of the vulnerable children and young adults in Cambian's care first. This may also include personal care and the administration of medication following suitable training.

You will be working within an SEN environment, supporting a range of vulnerable children and young adults with varying additional needs.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Building professional relationships with vulnerable children and young adults (dependant on your placement), as well as other staff at your establishment and throughout Cambian and disengage from these appropriately
  • Doing everything possible to maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in, this will involve domestic duties
  • Assisting vulnerable children and young adults (dependant on your placement) with their personal development, giving them the guidance they need to boost their independence skills and meeting their medical and welfare needs, reporting as required. This may include the administration of emergency 'when required' medication
  • Keeping up to date with all communication and information systems
  • Promoting equality, acknowledging individual differences and upholding the rights and responsibilities of vulnerable children, vulnerable young people and staff. This also involves providing emotional support, being a positive role model and creating a safe, happy environment
  • Doing everything possible to safeguard vulnerable children and young adults from any form of abuse from staff, visitors and each other
  • Accurately report and keep written record for monitoring purposes as required
  • Attending meetings and all training as required and being prepared to achieve qualifications appropriate to the role at any particular time as specified by Cambian
  • Actively promote learning during all programs and activities during residential, leisure and classroom situations

About you

You will:
  • Need to be aged 21 or older due to the challenging nature of therole
  • Hold a full UK driving license (preferred but not essential, transport support for non-drivers and non car-owners is available)
  • Need to complete a full DBS check
  • Keep up to date with health and safety legislations and be prepared to apply them within the role
  • Have awareness of what equal opportunities are and how discrimination can be prevented
  • Go wherever Cambian's vulnerable children and young people do, and participate and lead indoor and outdoor activities
  • Communicate clearly and easily with vulnerable children, vulnerable young adults and others in a variety of ways
  • Be able to form appropriate professional relationships with vulnerable children, vulnerable young adults and others involved in their care
  • Have the ability to plan, organise and evaluate activities appropriate to vulnerable children and vulnerable young adult's needs and skills
  • Be flexible in your working shift patterns, adapting to changes and increases in work attendance as required by Cambian

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Working with Cambian

Everyone has a personal best

The vulnerable children and young adults that Cambian care for come to them with a huge variety of developmental and behavioural challenges. Through frustration, these challenges can lead to anger, confusion and confrontation.

Cambian's passionate teams of specialists and key workers help vulnerable children and young adults to find hope and confidence in an environment that suits them best. They help them learn to live with their learning and communication difficulties and thrive.

Impact Futures are Cambian's apprenticeship training provider specialising in the recruitment and development of employees across all levels and aspects of the company. Our partnership has created opportunities for over 100 individuals across the South East and South West to join Cambian and develop their career within.

From innovative educational experiences to national curriculum programmes, Cambian believe in helping vulnerable young people to help themselves. Releasing them from their own limitations, unlocking their potential and giving them, and the people around them, the confidence and skills to move forward and live the life they didn't believe they could ever have.

Cambian's vision is to become the highest quality provider of specialist vulnerable children's and young adults' educational and behavioural health services in the UK. This will be achieved through the passion, dedication and commitment of their growing family of over 4,000 colleagues who look after nearly 2,000 children across 244 sites in the UK.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hold a full UK driving license (preferred but not essential, transport support for non-drivers and non-car-owners is available)
  • Have awareness of what equal opportunities are and how discrimination can be prevented
  • Go wherever Cambian's vulnerable children and young people do, and participate and lead indoor and outdoor activities
  • Communicate clearly and easily with vulnerable children, vulnerable young adults and others in a variety of ways
  • Be able to form appropriate professional relationships with vulnerable children, vulnerable young adults and others involved in their care
  • Have the ability to plan, organise and evaluate activities appropriate to vulnerable children and vulnerable young adult's needs and skills
  • Be flexible in your working shift patterns, adapting to changes and increases in work attendance as required by Cambian


Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
  • Patience


Desired qualifications

None desired

Future prospects

A permanent role may be offered upon completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week) The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
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