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Support Worker & Senior Support Worker Jobs

  • Location:

    Wiltshire, England

  • Sector:

    Support Work

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  • Salary:

    £21000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alexandra Watts

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Alexandra Watts

We are looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals who have Children's Residential Senior Level Support Work experience to join a small independent Therapeutic Community in a rural setting in Wiltshire. You will be offering Residential Support to Children and Young People 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.

Roles available

Support Worker - £21,000 per year (£16,000 basic with £60 per sleep in)

Senior Support Worker - £21000 - £25,000

Location: Westbury

About the Organisation

The community offer a comprehensive, integrated programme of Residential, Educational and Therapeutic support for girls aged 9 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be able to take responsibility for organising the safe management of the shift in their absence.
  • To plan and implement team allocation of staff.
  • To lead the decision-making process through the use of risk assessment intervention.
  • To be a named key worker for young person subject to shift leading responsibilities.
  • To demonstrate ability to implement good quality childcare practice and be willing to get alongside and promote the needs of young people.
  • To manage chaos, distress and confusion of the young people and work within a culture of enquiry.


  • Must have a minimum of 2 years previous Children's Residential experience working with challenging behaviour and complex needs.
  • Must be interested in supporting Young People in a therapeutic way.
  • At least 23 years of age due to the age of the young people you will support.
  • Must be a car driver with a Full/Clean UK Driving Licence.


  • £70 per sleep in shift.
  • 28 days Holiday (including bank holidays).
  • Additional on the job training.
  • Help through qualifications.

To apply to this job advertisment call Alex on 029 21 660 880.

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