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Senior Therapeutic Support Worker - Young People

  • Location:

    Gloucestershire, England

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20800 - £23000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

Vetro Recruitment are working closely with our Client in Gloucester and we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals who have Children's Residential Support Work/Care experience to join their small independent Therapeutic Residential Home in Gloucester. You will be offering psychologically informed Residential Support to young females aged 11-17 who have emotional behavioural difficulties, who have had a traumatic upbringing and display challenging behaviours.

The company is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All applicants are expected to share this commitment and as such, all successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Salary: £20,800 - £23,000 plus additional sleep in allowances.

Hours: 24.5hr shifts (16.5 hours + sleep in)

Shift Pattern:

Week 1: Mon, Fri, Sun

Week 2: Weds, Sat

Week 3: Tues, Thurs

The Organisation:

The community offer a comprehensive, integrated programme of Residential, Educational and Therapeutic support for girls aged 11 to 17 years with profound and multiple needs in terms of their emotional, psychological and attachment development. They have developed consistently successful programmes for working with girls who present difficult to manage or chaotic behaviours - which may have been triggered by a number of factors which may include; self-harm, abuse, sexual exploitation, dysfunctional and/or destructive family patterns. The organisation helps girls to gain some awareness of how their experiences have resulted in a sense of chaos and confusion, culminating in an awareness of non-integration with themselves and alienation from society and promotes self-belief, confidence, motivation, trust, openness and resourcefulness. They work with young people, their families and other organisations to identify methods of working that understand, develop and change behaviours.


  • Experience in working with children and young people is essential.
  • Experience in working in Residential Child Care is essential.
  • At least 2 years' experience of supporting and supervising others is essential for the Senior role.
  • Have a good understanding of therapeutic care within models of attachment and trauma.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People or equivalent is essential.
  • Must be interested in supporting Young People in a therapeutic way.
  • Must be a car driver with a Full/Clean UK Manual Driving Licence.
  • Must have a good ability to interpret and respond appropriately to a range of emotions and behaviours.
  • Must have high emotional awareness in self and in others.
  • Must be able to work as a team.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.

Benefits include:

  • £40 per sleep in shift Sun-Thurs and £50 Sat & Sun.
  • 210 hours holiday per year.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Additional on the job training.
  • Help through qualifications.


  • Reporting to and supporting the Registered Manager in the training and development of the team.
  • To assist in the running of the home - planning staff rotas, training, monitoring serious incidents, health and safety.
  • To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of young people in its care.
  • Encourage development of individual interests and hobbies.
  • To carry out duties in line with the organisation's policies, procedures and equal opportunities.
  • To contribute to the health, safety welfare and wellbeing of children and young people, and contribute to the relevant records and reports.
  • Comply reports, including review, progress and interview reports.

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

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