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Residential Support Worker

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18000 - £25000 per annum + 30 days leave, pension + more

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Support & Senior Support Worker Vacancies!

This is an exciting opportunity to work within an organisation heading into a period of change and expansion.

The organisation currently has a school that is rated Outstanding. The care element of the organisation is

composed of two homes, one has recently moved from inadequate to requires improvement and one is

inadequate working towards requires improvement.

You are invited to join this exciting opportunity to work with them to achieve their aim of bringing

the care provision in-line with their educational rating.


Salary: £18,000- £25,000 Depending on Experience and Qualifications

Location: Southampton

Sector: Children's Residential Services

Vacancy Type: Full Time- Permanent

I have worked with this company for around 10 years now, some examples of the feedback I have received from the staff I have placed is:

- 'The company really understand the need for work/ life balance'

- 'The homes have such a family feel'

- 'The young people can be challenging at times but the feeling of making a difference in their lives when they need it the most is extremely rewarding'

You will ideally have/be:

- You will be enthusiastic, friendly, flexible, hardworking and motivated to give the very best support to young people.

- You will have achieved a Diploma Level 3 (or equivalent) in Residential Child Care for the senior role OR be willing to work towards one for the Residential Childcare Worker role.

- You will have at least one year's previous experience of working with children

- You will be 21+ years of age. (MANDATORY)

- You will have a full manual Driver's Licence. (MANDATORY)

Some of your duties will include:

- Providing a safe warm, caring and stable environment for young people.

- To create a 'respectful' culture within the home where the needs of the young people are paramount and where they are encouraged to develop, mature and achieve their full potential.

- To contribute to the development of young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle.

- To promote and provide a variety of appropriate, stimulating activities and a consistent and caring adult model.

- To be alert to signs of distress or abuse and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected to have their needs met.

- To act as a member of the staff team, supporting colleagues and being prepared to receive support and advice as necessary.

In return for your hard work, you will receive:

- 30 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays.

- Regular supervisions,

- Reviews and support for career and training aspirations

- Flexible working week, typically worked over 3.5 days.

- One weekend day to be worked every other weekend.

- Free breakfast, lunch and dinner provided whilst on shift

- Free parking

- Contributory pension.

- Employee of the month recognition scheme with cash award.

- Continuous Training and Development Opportunities

- Childcare vouchers.

- Employee assistance programme.

If you feel that you have the skills, energy, and passion to join this team we would welcome your application!

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.

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