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Teaching Assistant - Arundel - £14,500 to £19,500 per annum (plus excellent benefits, dependent on qualifications and TA level)

Supporting the teaching staff at our school in Arundel, West Sussex, we are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work with young people with SEMH difficulties and challenging behaviors.

To complement and support the teachers' delivery of the school curriculum and contribute to the development of students.

Working collaboratively with teachers in managing classes and encouraging students to become independent learners, supporting their welfare and their emotional and behavioral development. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·         To provide support for teachers and students in order to raise standards of achievement for all.
·         To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
·         To work with teachers to plan and prepare lessons and group or individual activities for students.  
·         To develop and prepare resources for lessons and other activities in line with IEP's and lesson plans.  
·         To contribute to the planning of opportunities for students to learn in out of school contacts such as educational visits in line with school policies and procedures.   
·         To support teachers and students in lessons to achieve learning objectives.      
·         To provide detailed feedback and evaluation on lessons and student participation, achievement and further learning needs.
·         To follow My Choice Children's Homes and My Choice School Policies, Procedures and Practices.
·         To motivate and engage students learning with interesting and structured learning activities.  
·         To be familiar with students learning and emotional needs through their IEPs objectives, PEPs and EHCPs. 
·         To use behaviour management strategies, in line with school policy and procedure, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment, ensuring all students are safe, engaged and interacting positively.  
·         To supervise students at school and on educational visits, ensuring safe environments and practices, both in lesson time and in transition and break-times.     
·         To recognise and challenge any incidents or racism, bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour and any form of abuse of equal opportunities ensuring compliance with school policy and procedures.        
·         To understand and implement school safeguarding procedures and comply with statutory responsibilities.

·         To develop and maintain constructive relationships with parent/carers, ensuring the sharing of relevant information and facilitating support for attendance, access to learning and supporting home/school links.

·         To contribute to reports and attend meetings, supporting students and representing the school.    

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
 
o    Working hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
o    Holiday entitlement: As per school holidays
 
THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEING MET
 
3.     Suitably experienced / qualified evidence of qualifications required
4.     Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office
5.     Satisfactory second interview
6.     Satisfactory References
7.     Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) 

Check & overseas check if required.

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Senior Residential and Residential Support Workers - West Sussex - Surrey - £25,794 to £28,603 per annum (plus excellent benefits)

My Choice now have 9 homes across Sussex and Surrey, due to successful and continued growth Steve Williams, Head of Recruitment at My Choice is currently recruiting staff to work in these Homes, he is looking for Residential support workers and Seniors, ideally candidates have worked in children's homes previously or have worked in the care sector.  

We are a growing company providing residential care for 'Looked After Children'. We are a child orientated, needs led organisation; established to provide a positive life enhancing opportunity for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental homes, foster homes or conventional children's homes. We provide a safe and secure environment for the development of young people. We support children and empower them to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties and provide outstanding outcomes for young people accommodated in the homes.

We are looking for experienced staff who have worked within a caring environment, children and adolescents in a residential setting. You will require excellent people skills, be able to develop and maintain good working relationships, good leadership skills and the willingness to undertake additional Qualifications (Level 3 Diploma Residential Childcare, England) and all training provided. Ideally you would have already achieved your Level 3 Diploma Residential Childcare England or equivalent.

The company has a fantastic support structure in place and is known for the excellent career development, training and  progression, along with support through the level 3 diploma Residential Childcare England, is offered to all its employees.

  • In addition to the above salary you will receive an excellent training package, sponsorship through the Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England which is a nationally recognised qualification worth over £1000!  We also provide an employee benefits scheme, plus contributory pension scheme.       
  • Overtime is also available with these roles.   

For more information on this role and for an application pack, please contact us.


Hours of work are an average of 42 hours per week, working a five week rolling rota pattern of 'two days on, three days off'. You are required to work any day of the week. You are required to sleep-in at the home (sleeping in room provided) when on duty for which you are paid a rate per night.

Example shift pattern:

Day one shift starts at 10am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day two shift starts at 8am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day Three shift finishes at 8am to 10am

 


 

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Casual Residential Support Worker - West Sussex - £9.00 per hour (plus night payments of £52.00)

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE 

  • To assist in formulating assessments of needs for each young person.
  • To assist the Registered Care Manager in the management of the home in all aspects appropriate to the Statement of Purpose for the home.
  • To provide a caring and supportive environment for young people which respects and affirm their racial, cultural and religious identity and lifestyle.
  • To assist in returning them to their families or enable them to move on to alternative careers or independence at the appropriate stage in their lives.
  • To help the young person and all significant persons in the design and implementation of their care plans taking into account the views of the young person.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
  • To maintain satisfactory child care standards.
  • To provide a caring and supportive environment in which young people will feel safe.
  • To act as a positive role model.
  • To exercise appropriate control of young people by being aware of their presenting needs.
  • The maintenance of satisfactory written records and reports on the individual young person's behaviour and attitude which can be used in casework conferences and/or Court Proceedings.
  • To undertake and promote domestic duties in the home and ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation throughout the home and grounds.
  • To ensure that statutory regulations and other policies and procedures of the company are implemented.
  • To have good practice at the cornerstone of all work undertaken whilst in the employment of the company.
  • To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • To ensure the rights and needs of the young people are met as fully as possible whether emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural or social.
  • To promote and maintain positive anti-discrimination practices.
  • To attend staff meetings and supervision sessions.
  • To undertake other duties at a higher responsibility level matching relevant experience and ability as directed by the line manager.
  • To attend the mandatory training sessions.
  • To manage individual shifts as required.

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 

  • This is a casual worker agreement.
  • completion of the level 3 diploma Residential Childcare England qualification (or equivalent) 

 

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEING MET 

  1. Suitably experienced / qualified evidence of qualifications required
  2. Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office
  3. Satisfactory second interview
  4. Satisfactory References
  5. Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure
  6. Overseas Police Check, (if required)
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Deputy Care Managers - Surrey - East Sussex - West Sussex - £21,503 to £24,500 per annum (plus sleep-in pay £52.00 per night)

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
 
To support the Registered Care Manager in the overall management of the home. In line with the Statement of Purpose. This includes assisting the manager in supervisory responsibilities within the team, promoting, safeguarding and caring for the welfare of the young people alongside having understanding and commitment that this care is provided in line with the Children's Homes Regulations 2015, The Guide to the Children's Homes 2015, company policy, and ethos as required by My Choice Children's Homes, My Choice School and OFSTED.
The Deputy Care Manager will be responsible for the home in the Care manager's absence undertaking full management and day to day responsibilities. The Deputy Care Manager will undertake specific responsibilities within he home. Listed in Duties and responsibilities below.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
To support the Registered Care Manager in ensuring compliance and adhering to company Policy and Procedures.
To adhere to the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and requirements set by Ofsted.
To support and manage the home during Ofsted Inspections, either to undertake a proactive approach, oversee the running of the home and support the manager.
To maintain high standards in the home and act as a positive role model.
To deputise/ act up for the Registered Care Manager in their absence (e.g. holidays, sickness over 1 week)
To safeguard and promote the welfare and development of the young people.
To ensure that the young people's needs are recognised and met where possible.  This includes ensuring that they are free from discrimination within the home and to challenge discrimination from outside of the home.
To ensure that the home meets the individual needs of the young people as well as the needs of the group.
To ensure that the home provides an environment that is safe and sensitive to the needs of the young people being looked after.
To support the manager and team to ensure that the admission of the young people to the home is welcoming and reflects the expectations of the care plan. To ensure the bedroom is safe and up to a high standard of repair and decoration in conjunction with the maintenance team.
To support the manager and the team to ensure that the young person's stay complies with the ethos of the company and the care plan.
To support the manager and the team to ensure that when the young person comes to leave the home that this is done sensitively and within the company's policy and procedures.
To ensure that the young people are supported in stressful situations or crisis. To work within the behavior management policy within the company.
Work with the manager and team towards the most positive outcome for the young person.
To be instrumental in overseeing the development, monitoring and implementation of the individual young people's care plans and case files.
To support the manager in ensuring care plans are regularly reviewed by key workers.
To develop and maintain good working relationships with parents, social workers, My Choice schools and other professionals involved with the welfare of the young people.
To ensure the specific needs of the young people are met i.e. religious observance, cultural needs, dietary requirements and any medical conditions and their treatment
To ensure that each young person is supported in learning to take responsibility for their actions within their understanding and according to age and ability.
To ensure that they are informed of their rights and responsibilities enabling them to have their wishes and feelings heard.
To support the manager in providing the team with positive leadership and guidance.
To be involved, where appropriate, with staff recruitment and induction.
To support the manager in ensuring that all staff receive regular supervision.
To support the manager in ensuring that all staff are appraised annually.
To attend training and support manager in ensuring staff attend required training.
To be instrumental in maintaining good communication systems, including handovers, staff meetings, log books and regular meetings.
To support the manager in managing the welfare of staff offering support at times of stress, praising work completed and monitoring performance including sickness absence.
To work with the Head Teacher at My Choice School to ensure good home school communication.
To be involved in the monitoring, performance management of staff and where necessary disciplinary action.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
 
Hours of work are an average of 42 hours per week, working a five week rolling rota pattern of 'two days on, three days off'. You are required to work any day of the week. You are required to sleep-in at the home when on duty for which you are paid a rate per night.
 
Day one shift starts at 10am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day two shift starts at 8am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day Three shift finishes at 8am to 10am
 
Holiday entitlement: 5.6 weeks per annum

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEING MET
 
1.     Suitably experienced / qualified evidence of qualifications required
2.     Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office
3.     Satisfactory second interview
4.     Satisfactory references
5.     Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check
6.     Satisfactory overseas check (if required

 

 

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Senior Residential and Residential Support Workers - East Sussex - Littlehampton - St Leonards-on-Sea - £25,794 to £28,603 per annum (plus excellent benefits)

My Choice now have 9 homes across Sussex and Surrey, due to successful and continued growth Steve Williams, Head of Recruitment at My Choice is currently recruiting staff to work in these Homes, he is looking for Residential support workers and Seniors, ideally candidates have worked in children's homes previously or have worked in the care sector.

We are a growing company providing residential care for 'Looked After Children'. We are a child orientated, needs led organisation; established to provide a positive life enhancing opportunity for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental homes, foster homes or conventional children's homes. We provide a safe and secure environment for the development of young people. We support children and empower them to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties and provide outstanding outcomes for young people accommodated in the homes.

We are looking for experienced staff who have worked within a caring environment, children and adolescents in a residential setting. You will require excellent people skills, be able to develop and maintain good working relationships, good leadership skills and the willingness to undertake additional Qualifications (Level 3 Diploma Residential Childcare, England) and all training provided. Ideally you would have already achieved your Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England or equivalent.

The company has a fantastic support structure in place and is known for the excellent career development, training and support through the diploma level 3 Residential Childcare England, progression that it offers to all its employees.

    •  In addition to the above salary you will receive an excellent training package, sponsorship through the Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England which is a nationally recognised qualification worth over £1000!  We also provide an employee benefits scheme, plus contributory pension scheme.       
    • Overtime is also available with these roles.   

For more information on this role and for an application pack, please contact us.


Hours of work are an average of 42 hours per week, working a five week rolling rota pattern of 'two days on, three days off'. You are required to work any day of the week. You are required to sleep-in at the home (sleeping in room provided) when on duty for which you are paid a rate per night.

Example shift pattern:

Day one shift starts at 10am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day two shift starts at 8am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day Three shift finishes at 8am to 10am
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Are you able to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people? This is a challenging but rewarding role supporting 10-18 year olds with emotional behavioural difficulties. No two days are the same and if you are passionate about helping vulnerable children with complex behaviours to fulfil their potential and are not daunted by challenges and the occasional setbacks, then please apply.