Student Support Worker

Location
Health and Wellbeing Centre, Highfield Rd, Blackpool, FY4 3JU
Salary / hourly pay rate
£11.60 - £12.85 per hour
Hours Per Week
35
Employment Type
Full time
Contract Type
Permanent
Date posted
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Closing Date
Sunday 21 April 2024

Benefits

- 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)

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 a residents 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. 

Job Responsibilities

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.
Provide support and work in an environment that promotes and demonstrates dignity and respect at all times.
Provide intimate personal care, where required following robust care plans and protocols which are highly personalised to the individual student.
Attend and take responsibility for actions in shift handovers
Be trained to deliver delegated health care tasks which include the administration of medication, at a person centred level
To safeguard the health and wellbeing and safety of our students and to immediately report any concerns in line with Salutem and Beaumont College policies and procedures.
Develop effective communication and interaction skills to ensure students are heard, listened to and understood. Use professional judgements and follow care and support plans to respond to student’s needs appropriately.
Support and enable students to participate in college and community life promoting accessible strategies, inclusivity and social models of disability at all times. 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.