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Senior Support Worker - Young People - EBD

  • Location:

    Frome, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £19341 - £23000 per annum + £40 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams


We are looking for experienced full-time and permanent Senior Support Workers to join a well-established organisation that supports children and young people with emotional behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour in the Wiltshire area. Homes are based in Warminster, Frome, Radstock and Salisbury.

*** Interview Days - September 7th & 21st ***

Salary: A basic salary of £19,341 per year plus £40 per sleep in shift. Potential to earn £23,000 with sleep ins.

Shift Pattern:

Week 1: Mon, Weds, Sat

Week 2: Tues, Fri, Sun

Week 3: Thursday

Shifts start at 10am and finish at 10:30am the following morning. 175 average hours per month (not including sleep ins).

About the Organisation:

This organisation supports and educates children with emotional behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour within a residential setting. There are 2 4-bed homes in Warminster and secure placements are offered to young people aged 11-18 who display challenging and harmful 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. Their highly qualified and experienced team share a vision and a passion to achieve excellent outcomes. They also have a high Ofsted and DfE registration standard.

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.
  • If required, support the management of Young People's money and house cash.
  • To create and maintain a positive routine and a positive living and learning environment.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Ensure that staff are fully briefed before shifts and during handovers.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Able to be proactive, enthusiastic and empathetic.

The company offers young people:

  • Established individual houses in the community, each with a dedicated team of experienced, qualified and highly trained staff.
  • Every young person has their own room.
  • A comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment environment that forms their therapeutic and behavioural plans for each young person.

Benefits Include:

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

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior Support Workers will have experience in working in a Children's Residential care setting and with challenging behaviour.
  • It is an essential requirement that Senior Support Workers hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in Residential Childcare or equivalent alternative.
  • Able to take responsibility for and provide the care of young people.
  • Able to form and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with children and young people.
  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence and a car owner is essential.
  • Able to work in the UK.
  • Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Safeguarding knowledge.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Must be 23 or over due to the oldest child at the setting.

Are you this person? If so, please send your CV in or call to discuss your options.

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