CURRENT VACANCIES Young People Support Worker

Young People Support Worker

Job Reference: VAC-11566_1534520781
Salary: £17062 - £19043 per annum
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration:
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Our client is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities. They are currently looking for a Support Worker to join their dynamic team at their Independent Specialist College in Dorset.

Meldreth Manor supports children and young people age 6-19 years who have highly complex learning difficulties and is one of the few schools in the country that also supports young people with complex health needs and associated difficulties such as enteral feeding. These may be as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, degenerative conditions or autism requiring a specialist approach.

Young people may have multiple disabilities, including sensory and physical impairments and benefit from the specialist facilities which are designed to meet their needs. The highly skilled team of teaching, care and clinical staff take a holistic approach that considers physical, emotional, social, medical, sensory and therapeutic needs within an educational context across the waking day.

The support provided enables each young person to engage and progress at their own level within a living and learning environment that is all about enriching individual lives and helping everyone to achieve their full potential as they reach adulthood.


Are you someone who wants to feel proud of what you do each day? Do you want to help a child or young person with disabilities live more independently? You don’t need to have any formal qualifications as we can provide the training you need to become qualified – what you do need is energy, enthusiasm and passion to help make a difference.

As a Support Worker, you will be helping individuals to live the lives they choose and to ‘empower them to grow’. We are looking for candidates who are passionate in supporting young people to learn and prepare for the future. This may include practical skills, like cooking, cleaning and budgeting and supporting young people to manage their anxieties or social difficulties.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • To keep students safe
  • Implement the Waking Day Curriculum for young people
  • Support the maintenance of a safe, homely environment
  • Understand and comply with regulatory standards
  • Promote and encourage independence at all times
  • Liaison with parents, guardians and colleagues
  • As appropriate, attend meetings and contribute towards planning around the young person


You will be dedicated and passionate about helping people and have a real interest in improving the lives of others.

  • Knowledge and experience of supporting vulnerable people
  • Relevant knowledge or experience of special needs environment(s).
  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and/or DOLs procedures
  • Experience of a range of approaches to managing and de-escalating challenging behaviours.
  • Experience working within support/care roles with young people

You must be able to demonstrate you can work as part of a team as well as an ability to work independently. For the right candidate, this will be both a rewarding and satisfying job.


Be part of our successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Training and Development
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • High street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid holiday
  • Free onsite parking

Job Reference: VAC-11566_1534520781

Salary: £17062 - £19043 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date:

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Thank you for taking the time to review this vacancy. If you feel this could be the right position for you please apply now or alternatively contact one of the team to discuss this role in more detail using the reference number detailed.