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Children's Residential Support Worker - Shifts

  • Location:

    Newton Abbot, Devon

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.51 - £10.29 per hour + weekly pay!

  • Contact:

    Rachel Hutchings

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Rachel Hutchings

Vetro Recruitment are currently looking for flexible staff to work with one of our children's residential services in Newton Abbot. The service currently supports three young people with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and is set on a working farm.

The highly qualified and experienced team share a vision and a passion to achieve excellent outcomes, consistent with Every Child Matters, for their young people. They offer placements to young people aged 11-18 years who experience EBD and display challenging and harmful behaviours.

The team provides the care, support and education to equip the young people with sufficient skills to enable them to achieve an independent and fulfilled life. Play therapy and task based projects enable the students to reflect and develop their individual core beliefs, problem solving and consequential thinking in order to strengthen positive well-being and inclusion.


As a Support Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Keeping the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual's care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.


  • Experience as a support worker in a similar setting is essential
  • The ability to deal with challenging behaviours when needed
  • Car driver preferable
  • Team Teach preferred but the client can arrange for this training to be put in place

Referral Scheme

At Vetro Recruitment we recognise that exceptional people always know other exceptional people, so why not earn £50 to £250 for referring them to Vetro Recruitment. Click HERE for more details.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

At Vetro Recruitment we have over 25 years' experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We pride ourselves on the service we offer our 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 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 Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.