Waking Night Student Support Worker – Residential Services 40 hours per week, 52 weeks.
Based at Beaumont College Lancaster, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6AP
Beaumont College is a very special place. We provide highly personalised pathways for special school leavers, and we support them in the journey to become adults, and to live independent and fulfilling lives as far as possible.
Many students attend college as residential students. Student Support Workers work directly with students, and developing the insight, skills and competencies to support students to thrive as young adults. Students are all special school leavers, with ambitious visions for busy fulfilling lives at and beyond college. Students are considered to have special educational needs and disabilities. Our students follow a pathway relevant to their starting points, and student support workers can develop specialist knowledge behaviours and skills in working with individuals who have complex, multiple and profound disabilities, through to those who aspire to gain paid or voluntary employment.
As a specialist post-16 college setting with residential accommodation, we have a wide range of health professionals including nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language specialists, physiotherapists and eating and drinking specialists, along with an ethos to support and promote positive behaviours. Residential Student Support Workers work with teachers, tutors and health professionals to extend learning into living. The goal is resilient graduates, who are confident as young adults and believe in themselves; they show this through reduced reliance on others and through self-advocacy.
Our students enjoy learning and they love our college, so we do have a lot to smile about. We are a close knit team and would welcome new colleagues to be part of this enabling, empowering and equipping world of supporting students to fulfil their potential.
- Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales
- Wagestream – where any day can be a payday
- Refer-a-Friend Scheme - Instantly earn points and cash rewards
- Sovereign Health Care Plan
- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance
- Blue Light Card
- Blink, our internal communications app
- Pension scheme
- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)
As an organisation dedicated to providing exceptional care and support for individuals with disabilities, Beaumont College is committed to hiring the best support workers to help us achieve our mission. We understand that the role of a support worker is crucial in ensuring the well-being and independence of our students, and we take pride in offering a positive and supportive work environment for our staff.
What will I do as a Support Worker?
• To provide high-quality personal care and support in accordance with the individual’s needs and preferences as stated in their care and support plan. In a manner which always demonstrates dignity and respect. This may involve all aspects of intimate personal care you will also be required to undertake delegated health care tasks which include the administration of medication.
• To safeguard the health and wellbeing and safety of our students and to immediately report any concerns in line with Ambito’s policies and procedures.
• Enable students to participate in college and community life to help students to be included on an equal footing with others. This includes supporting students in educational activities both within teaching sessions in college and in the community and in their free time to undertake their hobbies and interests.
• Promote effective communication in order to: ensure that we understand the needs of our students, families and colleagues including multi-disciplinary working and the organisation so that there are no mistakes in implementing agreed support plans and procedures.
• Support students to deal with changing circumstances in order to make sure that they can enjoy a full and productive life free of fear and in line with their needs wishes and beliefs.
• You may be required to support students that present a challenge and full training will be given.
• Enable students to play a full role in the college and their community by supporting them to maintain their personal levels of hygiene and maximise their comfort and ability.
• Ensure that the environment is safe, secure and clean in order to: make sure that the risk to students, families and colleagues is minimised.
• To abide by and work within the policies, procedures and codes of conduct applicable to Ambito and Ambito Beaumont College. Work as a member of a team to develop good working practices and ensure that the team works well together.
Has or is willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (“the Level 3 Diploma”); or a qualification which the registered person considers to be equivalent to the Level 3 Diploma