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    £24082 - £24800 per annum, Benefits: Fantastic benefits available !

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    Heath Johnson

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    02921 660 880

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    5 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Heath Johnson

We have an INCREDIBLE opportunity for a Senior Children’s Residential Support Worker to join a PASSIONATE team in a 5 bedded Children’s Residential Service in Shrewsbury, Shropshire supporting young people between the ages of 3-12 with complex trauma 

We are looking for committed and passionate individuals who will be able to engage with the young people and encourage and mentor them, whilst having a whole lot of fun! Getting paid to play football and going to theme parks is certainly a perk of the job!!

**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full manual drivers licence and a car**

Salary: £24,082 - 24,800 per year (inclusive of sleep-ins)
Location: Shrewsbury (SY4 Post Code) 
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Shift pattern: 12-24hr sleep-in shifts on a rolling rota (depending on the needs of the home) This includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends & bank holidays. You will work 6-8 sleep-in shifts a month. 

  • Overtime paid at an enhanced rate
  • Shift patterns and Rotas to support your work life balance
  • Full enhanced children’s and adults DBS paid for
  • Full Training provided - 8-day paid intensive induction training course, face to face and online learning to support your development starting immediately
  • Guaranteed opportunity to be enrolled onto an QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare
  • Free onsite parking, and other benefits available 
  • Dress, Pension scheme, Car leasing scheme, Rewards full of discounted restaurants and days out for the family!
  • Continued support and opportunity for development from your leadership team

As a children Senior residential support worker you will be responsible for:
  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home 
  • To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior   staff
  •  Inducting new staff into the homes procedure and culture 
  •  Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s complex trauma 
  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential 
  •  Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans 
  •  Support young people in daily act 

  • NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People is ESSENTIAL
  • Experience in a residential children's home environment is DESIRABLE
  • Full Driving Licence is ESSENTIAL as you may be required to transport the children from time to time
  • Applicants must be flexible around working shift patterns including some weekends ESSENTIAL
Can you deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and really make a difference to the young people with complex trauma needs 

If this sounds like your dream role, we would love to hear from you. Click the ‘APPLY’ now!


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