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Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Chard, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £24000 - £25000 per annum + continuous training & development provided

  • Contact:

    Lyndsay Burder

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Lyndsay Burder

Support Worker | Full Time | Permanent

Location; Chard or Axminster | Car Drivers Required

Salary: £24,000 - £25,000 (including sleep ins)

Do you want to help the children and young people in our care to fulfil their potential by enabling them to understand their past, live for today and look forward to a brighter future?

We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to do just that!

We are looking for experienced and non-experienced people to join our team. It is a challenging but rewarding job that requires enthusiasm, commitment and understanding of the difficulties and trauma young people have encountered, to give them the opportunity to make a better life.

Job Description: Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with the young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests. Participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital. Supporting vulnerable and complex young people who have challenging behaviour, social, emotional and learning difficulties.

As a support worker you will be involved in various activities, such as bike riding, swimming, walking etc. Enthusiasm to learn is essential and you will be paid to attend our comprehensive induction and ongoing development training programme.

We are recruiting:

  • Full time Support Workers to work 10 shifts per month including 9 sleep-ins *guaranteed one in three weekends (Sat & Sun) off.
  • Support worker to work 10 x 15 or 15.5 hour shifts a month

*It is a legal requirement that support workers are 4 years older than the children in their care. All applicants must be over 21 years old and hold a current, full driving licence.


  • Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification is highly desirable
  • Successful applicants will ideally have some previous experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour.

HOWEVER, life experience is invaluable - if you have had to overcome challenges in your own life, you become relatable to the young people. The practical advice and support you would be able to provide from having "been there" yourself would be fantastic.

To be considered for this role, please click "Apply". One of the Vetro team will be in touch to talk about the role in more detail and your experience.

Referral Scheme

At Vetro Recruitment 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 GOLD accredited 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.

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