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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £22205 - £22718 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kerry Brown

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Kerry Brown

We have an AMAZING opportunity for a Children’s Residential Support Worker to join a fantastic children’s residential service in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan supporting young people between the ages of 8-18 with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) and challenging behaviours.

If you are enthusiastic, resilient, and motivated, wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. 

Supporting children and young people in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, you can enable them to develop socially, emotionally, and behaviourally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for. The role is challenging but incredibly rewarding! You will be committed, passionate, and able to engage, encourage, and mentor the young people, whilst having a whole lot of fun! 

Getting paid to do arts and crafts, baking, football and cinema trips are a great perk of the job as a Children's Residential Support Worker!

This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to work in a beautiful children’s residential service supporting young people between the ages of 8 – 18 with EBD.

**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full drivers licence and a car**

Salary: £22,205 - £22,718 (inclusive of sleeps)
Location: Cowbridge
Contract: Full time - Permanent
Shift Pattern: Monday - Sunday - A mixture of 12/24/48 hour shifts - please be aware you must be able to work sleep in shifts


  • Comprehensive training package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training, Continuous Professional Development planning, and plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and support you in your career development.
  • The opportunity to complete the Level 3 Children & Young People qualification - Fully funded!!
  • Genuine opportunity to progress within the organisation.
  • Social Activities.
  • No two days are the same!!
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference.

About the Role:

  • As a children’s residential support worker you will be responsible for encouraging young people to participate in activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age. You will provide support for the children and young people in the home to promote their independence and well-being whilst providing a therapeutic care environment.
  • Ensuring the safety of the young people and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the individual’s care plan, guidelines, reward system, and preferred method of communication.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically, dealing with challenging behaviours when needed, and maintaining a safe environment for young people.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers, and other professionals that may be involved in the young people’s lives such as Psychologists.
  • Protecting children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Keeping the homely, friendly culture and environment of the home.

Key Skills Required:

  • Experience of working in a children's residential setting - DESIRABLE
  • Experience of working in a similar challenging role such as mental health support work - ESSENTIAL
  • Driver - ESSENTIAL (as you will be required to drive the children to school and or activities)
  • Must be over the age of 21- ESSENTIAL

Can you deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and really make a difference to the young people with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties?

If this sounds like your dream role, we would love to hear from you. Click ‘APPLY’ now and one of the Vetro team will be in touch.


Vetro Recruitment acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Vetro is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merit alone.