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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Care & Supported Housing, Care Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20202 - £21548 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandria Arvantis

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Alex Arvanitis

I have an AMAZING opportunity for Senior Support Workers to join one of the UK’s leading charities that transform the lives of young people and adults with autism and complex learning needs to age 18 - 65. 

I am looking for PASSIONATE and COMMITTED individuals who want to learn and develop their skills through experience and have the ability to INSPIRE the people they support to make informed decisions and lead the very best lives possible. If this sound like you, I want to hear from you! 

This role will be working with an individual who requests his support be Male only.

Salary: £20,202 - £21,548
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time - 37 hours a week. 
Shift Pattern: Your working pattern will be varied over a seven-day rota, and would include some weekends and bank holidays.
Location: Bideford (EX39 postcode)
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Industry-leading induction, training and development programme
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer Contribution Pension scheme
  • Autism specific reflective practise and professional support
  • Behavioural support training
  • 24-hour access to online training
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of companies and retailers
  • Access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
The successful candidates will be:
  • Patient, inspiring and caring
  • A strong team player, confident and motivated
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Excellent observational skills
  • Problem-solving and the ability to think creativity
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

Responsibilities of a Senior Residential Support Worker:
  • To lead by example and support the management team to run the shift
  • Take greater responsibility of mentoring and supporting newer staff members
  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • 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 to promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the young people.
  • 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.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
  • 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.
Key Skills Required:
  • Experience of working in a children's residential setting - DESIRABLE
  • Have your NVQ level 3 in children and young people - DESIRABLE
  • Experience of working with Autistic people.  - ESSENTIAL
  • The ability to demonstrate leadership qualities - ESSENTIAL
  • Driver - ESSENTIAL (as you will be required to drive the children to school and or activities)

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