Axcis are looking for experienced support workers to fill morning, evening and weekend shifts at a variety of residential homes around Bristol. If you've only worked with adults before this can be your chance to transition into working with children.
You will be supporting children aged 4-19 years old with a range of learning disabilities and mental health difficulties from autism, complex needs and challenging behaviours in their homes. Shift patterns vary from a few hours, mornings, lates, long days and waking nights. Pay starts at £10 an hour and we pay weekly on a Friday a week in arrears.
Shifts are flexible and you can choose how many you want to do each week. We're looking for people who are looking to cover at least two shifts a week. The position is to provide support in all areas of personal and social needs within the home and the community. You will need to use hoists and support children with personal care. We're looking for support workers who are experienced working with children or adults with complex needs is essential and many of them are non verbal. The ability to use Makaton and PECS and would be highly advantageous as well. Some of the children are 2-1 and experience of working with challenging behaviour is desirable especially if you have positive behaviour management training. The children live in homes with their parents all over the city so you will need to be able to get to their house.
If you are a caring, friendly and patient individual then this could be the perfect role for you especially those who are unfazed by challenging behaviour. We offer competitive rates of pay and a fantastic refer a friend scheme where you can earn up to £250 in high-street vouchers. At Axcis, we value our support staff and the hard work they put in on a daily basis. You will have a professional consultant who will be your point of contact throughout your time working for us.
This is a temporary position.
If you are interested, then please contact Charise Clarke at Axcis Education on 0117 373 6127.
This is a temporary position unless otherwise stated.
Please note: The details of this job are correct as of the start of the school closures. We anticipate that there will still be a need to fill this vacancy either on the expected timescale (as many of the schools we work with will remain open to support SEND/Keyworker children) or when schools re-open. We are therefore continuing to accept applications but please bear with us as there may be a delay on the listed start date due to the fact that the situation is continually evolving.
Axcis is an equal opportunities employer. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview.
Axcis Education is an employment agency offering temporary supply work for daily, short-term and long-term assignments in addition to permanent positions.