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Senior Support Worker

  • Location:

    Warminster, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work, Home Care, Care Management, Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £22001 - £23051 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Watts

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Alexandra Watts RGN

We are recruiting for enthusiastic individuals join for a Senior Support Worker role for Childrens' residential service supporting Young People with emotional behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour. Your role as a Senior Support Worker you will be committed to providing proven, quality and holistic residential care for young people aged 10-18 whilst achieving positive outcomes and lasting results.

The homes are based in parts of the Wiltshire area including Warminster, Frome, Radstock and Salisbury

  • Permanent, full time role
  • Up to £23,181 per year (including sleep ins).
  • Shifts are worked on a rolling rota basis including long days and 24hr sleep ins.

Shift Pattern

Week 1: Mon, Weds, Sat

Week 2: Tue, Fri, Sun

Week 3: Thursday

Shifts are 10:00am - 10:30am the following morning.

About the Organisation

They support and educate children with emotional behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour within a residential setting. All homes are 4-bedded and safe and secure homes are offered to young people aged 10-18 who display challenging behaviours. The welfare of the children in this care setting is paramount and the aim is to create a positive living environment, taking a holistic approach, enabling these young people to achieve an independent and fulfilled life.

The Role

  • Providing an excellent standard of care for young people.
  • Supporting the provision of a positive home environment for the Young People
  • in your care, working under the direction of the Registered Manager or Deputy
  • Manager.
  • Supporting children and young people with challenging behaviour in their day
  • to day lives.
  • To create and maintain a positive routine and a positive living and learning
  • environment.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Able to be proactive, enthusiastic and empathetic.

The job offers

  • Work-life balance.
  • Full training provided with an extensive induction programme
  • 245hrs of annual leave.
  • Positive working environment.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.
  • Refer a friend bonus - receive a £100 bonus after your referred friend has passed their probation period.

What we would like in you

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children's Residential Care is essential for this position
  • Previous experience in a Children's residential setting
  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence is essential due to the location of the homes and the duties involved.
  • Excellent communication skills

This is a challenging yet rewarding role and we are looking for committed Support Workers to join the team - call Alexandra on 029 21 660 880 to register your interest for this position, or apply via this job ad. ]

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