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Children's Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Bridgwater, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.50 - £9.53 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Hutchings

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Rachel Hutchings

Vetro Recruitment are looking for Support Worker superheroes to join the team!

Locations: Wellington, Chard and Bridgwater

Hours: Hours: 8am - 8am / 9am - 9am (with a sleep-in from 11pm - 7am)

Contract type: Flexible agency work

Pay: £8.50 - £9.53 per hour including holiday pay (national living wage per hour for sleeps)

Benefits: Flexible work, weekly pay and a dedicated consultant

Requirements: You must be over 25 years old and hold a full UK driving licence due to transport requirements of children and young people in the home

The opportunity:

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people? We are looking for passionate people to join our lovely team of Support Workers. You will have the chance to work on a flexible agency basis in a small cluster of children's residential homes that support young people with emotional behavioural difficulties. The homes offers placements to young people aged 10-16 years who display challenging and harmful behaviours.

We've got lots of other support worker jobs with these same clients. Why not take the opportunity to work with these homes on a flexible basis to see where your next permanent opportunity will be?

Shifts available:

The homes require 24 hour shifts, starting at 8am or 9am and finishing at the same time the next day. You will sleep between 11pm and 7am on site. There is no flexibility on these hours so you must be happy with long days and sleep-ins if you are thinking of applying.

Your experience:

In an ideal world, you will have at least six months experience supporting children and young people with complex needs or emotional behavioural difficulties. On the other hand, we also love giving people the opportunity to experience a new sector who have supported other client groups within the Social Care sector but always wanted the chance to support young people!

Responsibilities as a Support Worker:

  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes
  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed
  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare
  • Provide support for the children and young people in the home and promote their independence and well-being
  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age
  • Maintain a safe environment for the young people
  • Ensuring the safety of the young people and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual's care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication

The pay:

As a Children's Residential Support Worker, you will earn between £8.50 and £10.70 per hour dependent on qualification. You'll be paid on a weekly basis and have the choice of earning holiday pay straight away or accruing your holiday throughout the year.

To apply:

If you're ready to apply, perfect! Send your CV to to start a quick and easy registration. Not quite ready or have some questions? Feel free to call me on 02921 660880 for a chat about the opportunities available!

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role.

Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.


Vetro Care 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 merits alone.