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Children's Residential Support Worker

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    £21451 - £22685 per annum

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    Alexandra Watts

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  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Alexandra Watts

Are you enthusiastic, resilient, and motivated wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people? Would you love the opportunity to work as a Children Residential Support Worker? 

Supporting 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. 

We have an INCREDIBLE opportunity for Children’s Residential Support Workers to join a cluster of established Children’s Residential Services in Woolston, supporting young people between the ages of 8-18 with Learning Disabilities, Autism and profound life limiting disabilities. The serivces boast an on site clinical team including Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and SALT Team to support the Young People on site. 

The Young People at the Service have a range of life limiting an severely complex needs and have had multiple placement breakdowns with high level physical behaviours. 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! 

Salary: £21451 - £22685 inclusive of sleep in shifts 
£19760 - £21840 basic salary with 1-2 sleep in shifts per month at £70.47 per sleep in shift

Location: Woolston, Southampton
Hours: Full time 40 hrs per week
Shift pattern: 1 on 2 off or 2 on 4 off
Full Time and Permanent. 7am - 10pm plus sleeps

About the Role

You will be joining an established and experienced care team as a Children’s Residential Support Worker. This role is offered on a full-time basis, working on a 1 on 2 off / 2 on 4 off shift pattern which is inclusive of sleep-ins. You will receive an in-depth induction and training programme upon joining this Children’s Residential Service, and your duties will include:

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.


  • Entitlement to 28 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Full Training and support.
  • Enrolment onto vocational qualification courses.
  • Progressive pay scale.
  • Access to voluntary benefits including discounts at cinemas, restaurants and retail establishments.
  • Enhanced DBS Check paid for by the organisation.

Key Skills Required
  • QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People / Children's Residential qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience within a children's residential setting or from a clinical setting with profound physical disabilities.
  • Able to take responsibility for the care and well being of young people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be aged 21 or over
  • We welcome candidates who do not drive as the services are located in areas with fantastic publis transport links.
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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, interviews are currently being held via Microsoft Teams or Zoom video calling in order to adhere to the social distancing measures.

Can you deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and really make a difference to the young people with Emotional Behavioural Disorders? If this sounds like your dream role, we would love to hear from you. Click the ‘APPLY’ now and one of the Vetro team will be in touch.


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