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Shift Leader - Senior Therapeutic Support Worker

  • Location:

    Westbury, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £21000 - £26000 per annum + £60 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

We are looking for a full-time and permanent Shift Leader / Senior Support Worker to work in an education and Therapeutic care provision that supports young girls aged 9-17 with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour.


  • Successful candidates will be paid a basic salary of £21,000 per year plus £60 per sleep in shift - potential to earn £26,000, subject to number of sleep in shifts completed.

Shift Pattern: 1 on / 2 off

Week 1: Mon, Thurs, Sun

Week 2: Weds, Sat

Week 3: Tues, Fri

Shifts are 07:30 - 07:30 - 24hr sleep in shifts.

About the Organisation:

The organisation is based within a small community in the area of Westbury, Wiltshire. They offer a comprehensive, integrated programme of Residential, Educational and Therapeutic support for girls aged 9-17 with profound and multiple needs in terms of their emotional, psychological and attachment development. It is home for up to 15 girls and young women with provision for 39-week day or residential placements. It has full DfES Registration and has been consistently rated as 'Good' by Ofsted.

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.

The Role:

  • To provide a professional social work service to young people residing in the care setting.
  • To demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for young people, resolving their difficulties and working therapeutically.
  • To successfully work under pressure.
  • Ensuring the safety of the service users and maintaining an up to date knowledge of each individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Working in a therapeutic environment, supporting children with profound emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Ability to work and adhere to the guidelines of Safeguarding Children and Young People and Working Together 2015 document.
  • Be passionate about making a difference to the young people residing at the community.

Benefits Include:

  • Full on the job training provided.
  • Positive working environment.

Experience and Qualifications:


  • NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People's Residential Care or Health and Social Care or be working towards it.
  • Experience working at a level of responsibility with children and young people within a residential setting.
  • Extensive children's residential care experience.
  • Line management experience at a senior level.
  • Availability to participate in the on-call duties rota.
  • Ability to plan, organise, initiate, and monitor workload of self and others.
  • Ability to communicate to small and large groups.
  • Must be a car driver with a Full/Clean UK Driving Licence.
  • Must be over the age of 23 due to the oldest child at the setting.

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