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Shift Leader - Children and Young People - EBD

  • Location:

    Newton Abbot, Devon, S. W. England, England

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £23790 per annum + £45 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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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 Newton Abbot, Devon.

Salary: A basic salary of £19,320 per year plus £45 per sleep in shift. Potential to earn £23,790 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. This is an 8-bedded home that's split in to two and secure placements are offered to young people aged 11-18 who display challenging and harmful behaviours.

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.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Able to be proactive, enthusiastic and empathetic.

Benefits Include:

  • Full training provided.
  • Positive working environment.
  • 245hrs of annual leave.

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.
  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence and a car owner is essential.
  • Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Safeguarding knowledge.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Must be 23 or over due to the oldest child at the setting.