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VSA is always pleased to consider applications from highly skilled and dynamic individuals. This page provides a list of current career opportunities. Please submit an application form for advertised vacancies as CVs are only accepted in conjunction with completed forms.

For further details of each individual vacancy below, please click on that vacancy’s ‘read more’ link and the full job description, including terms and conditions, can be viewed by following the ‘Adobe PDF’ link at the end of the vacancy.

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If you would like to apply for any of the jobs here then you can:

  • APPLY ONLINE (remember to take a note of the job reference, post title, workplace and closing date before going to the online application form)
  • CONTACT JOB LINE on 01224 358589 for further information and to request an application form (please quote reference number)
  • DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM VSA Job Application Form

Residential Care & Education Support Worker, Linn Moor Campus

Help us to provide the Best of Care

Linn Moor Residential School has a long history of providing specialist residential care and education for children and young adults with autism, related conditions such as social and communication difficulties, and learning disability.  We are committed to promoting the values of respect, dignity, participation and self-determination. This is achieved by the child/young person being at the centre of all we do. We respect and see each child/young adult as unique and while fully recognising their difficulties, we focus on their rights to have and enjoy an ordinary life.

Working across both the Education and Care services at our Linn Moor Campus, you will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs. An SVQ Level III and an HNC in Social Care would be beneficial but it is not essential at this stage (although you must be willing to work towards this or the Level 9 Residential Childcare Qualification). Ideally you should have some experience of working with children and/or young adults with autism / learning difficulties and have the ability to engage/relate to them through effective communication skills and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour. You must be willing to work flexibly in both care and education settings, recognising that a different skill set is required and appropriate in each to support the child/young person in their physical, psychological and emotional development.

We operate a variety of shifts including evenings / weekends as and when required and we can offer some free transport to/from the city centre for those working early/late shifts. These full-time positions offer an excellent opportunity to further your career in a varied role within the campus.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05917
Status Permanent, Full-time (39 hour per week)
Salary £18,587.67 per annum (Unqualified rate)
£20,587.68 - £22,218.01 per annum (Qualified Rate)
Unit description link Linn Moor Campus
Job description link Residential Care & Education Support Worker JD.pdf

 

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Relief Support Workers (Night Shift), Linn Moor Campus

Linn Moor Campus is a unique multi-generational approach for individuals with learning disabilities and other additional support needs.  With recognition for our pioneering work with people with autism, our focus is on the development of meaningful life skills through an ordinary life approach and aspirational achievements for our children and young people, promoting personal fulfilment that will continue into adulthood.  Key to our ability to deliver for our Service Users is ensuring that we have a clear intention and strategy, supported and delivered by our committed and talented staff.
 
VSA are currently seeking individuals with a passion for caring for others to join our Night Shift Relief pool at our Linn Moor Campus.  You will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs, supporting the night time care that is provided within the residential settings.


An SVQ Level III and an HNC in Social Care would be beneficial but it is not essential at this stage (although you must be willing to work towards this or the Level 9 Residential Childcare Qualification). Ideally you should have some experience of working with children and/or young adults with autism / learning difficulties and have the ability to engage/relate to them through effective communication skills and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour.

Joining our relief pool provides an excellent opportunity to develop your practical skills in the care sector and to gain valuable experience.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05817
Status Relief Post
Salary £9.17 per hour
Unit description link Linn Moor Campus

 

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Senior Teacher Linn Moor School

Closing date: 29th July 2017

Linn Moor Residential School is an independent Education & Care facility which caters for children and young people with complex needs, 5-18 years old (current roll: 9-18 years).

An opportunity has arisen for a GTCS registered Senior Teacher (ASN) who will have the additional responsibility of supporting the Head Teacher in developing and managing the learning and teaching provision at Linn Moor School; ensuring the school is improving the educational experiences and lives of young people .

As many of our youngsters have a diagnosis of autism and can display challenging behaviours you will engage with different communication and teaching tools (e.g. Makaton, PECs, Video Interaction Guidance & Intensive Interaction) as well as receive training in Behaviour Support Strategies (BSS). You will be expected to contribute to the teaching team as well as to the school & organization on a wider scale. However, if you are interested in developing communication and interaction as well as engagement within the broader curriculum (CfE), you will fit very well within our team.

 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05717
Status  Permanent - Fulltime
Salary  Competitive
Informal contact

Gillian Kimber HRBP

Gillian.Kimber@VSA.org.uk

01224 212012 ex 280 

or 01224 732246

Closing date 29th July 2017
Interview date  TBC
Unit description link  Linn Moor Rsidential School
Job description link  Senior Teacher

 

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Pupil Counsellor - Northfield Academy

Closing date: 18th August 2017

We are seeking a Pupil Counsellor to be based at Northfield Academy to provide a counselling service for the children and young people who attend the Academy  You will work term time only (40 weeks per annum) for 35 hours per week.

To be considered, you must hold a Diploma in Counselling, be creative and dynamic in your approach and have previous experience of counselling children and young people.  You will work alongside pupils, parents and colleagues within education to support children and young people achieve positive outcomes. 

In addition, you will benefit from clinical supervision and be part of a well-established team of Counsellors within VSA. For any informal enquiries about this position, please contact Anna Garden on 01224 358623 or email: Anna.Garden@vsa.org.uk

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05617
Status Premanent - Fulltime  - Term Time Only
Salary £25,463.55 - £29,250.74 per annum
Paid on an annualised basis – 12 monthly payments
Informal contact  Anna Garden 01224 358623 or email: Anna.Garden@vsa.org.uk
Closing date  18th August 2017
Additional Information You will work term time only (40 weeks per annum) for 35 hours per week.
Interview date  29th August 2017
Unit description link  Children & Families Schools Counselling
Job description link  H05617
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Support Worker (Nights) - Adult & Community Services

We currently have vacancies for Support Worker (Nights) within our Adult & Communities team.  We have opportunities within the following services:

Broomhill Park (20 hours per week)

Ruthrieston House (10 hours per week and 22.5 hours per week)

You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users.  Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  You must however be willing to undertake an SVQ Level II in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold one.  The post will involve working week to a rota over 7 days (working 2 nights from 7).  We welcome applications from those who would like the opportunity to work within social care or those seeking a change of direction. 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05517
Status Permanent, Part-time (typically 2 nights from 7)
Salary £8.46 per hour                  Unqualified Rate
£8.69 - £8.92 per hour     Qualified Scale   
Unit description link  Adult & Community
Job description link  Support Worker (Nights) JD.pdf

 

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Support Worker - Hazlewood Out of School Service

Highly rewarding opportunities have arisen at our Hazlewood Out of School Service.  We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Support Workers to contribute to the effective operation of these clubs for children with additional support needs.  Hours of work will be 20 hours per week Monday - Friday (2.30pm - 6.00pm, plus 2.5 hours per week for paperwork).

These posts require a caring a patient persona.  If you have experience of working with children, ideally children with additional support needs and hold an SVQ Level III in childcare or equivalent, you may be the person we are looking for.  

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05417
Status

1x Permanent, Part-time

1x Fixed Term Contract Post

Salary £9,037.60 per annum (for 20 hours per week)

Based on £17,625.73 per annum FTE

Informal contact  Elaine Michael - elaine.michael@vsa.org.uk or 01224 358571
Unit description link  After School Clubs
Job description link  Support Worker - After School Club JD.pdf

 

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