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Support Worker - Children

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Aidan Ruffinato

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Aidan Ruffinato


Support Worker Job Description - Vetro Recruitment are currently recruiting for a number of Support Workers to support and care for Children. As a Support Worker you will join a growing support team in a residential setting offering care and support to Children and Young People who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs.

Support Worker Benefits Include:

  • Paid regular training - Including Team teach
  • Above average salary and sleep in rate.
  • Opportunity to work for an organisation that provides a clear career path and potential to grow within the organisation.
  • Put through and paid NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People within 6 months of starting.
  • Perkbox (employee discount scheme)

The main responsibility of the Support Worker to assist the other Support Workers, Senior Support Workers, Shift Leaders, Deputy Manager and Registered Manager in providing an emotionally secure, consistent, warm, supportive and caring environment for the young people.

Currently, the service has 30 young people with plans to expand. Each individual young person is different and has varying needs.

The young people will present challenging behaviours, complex needs and there will be personal care involved, you must be comfortable with this to be considered for the role.

Support Workers will also encourage their social, physical, emotional, intellectual and moral development so that they may realise their own potential.

Support Worker pay is £18,000 + £75 per sleep.

However, if you have an NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People, you will start on a basic pay of £19,000 + £75 per sleep.

This salary is above average.

Support Worker shift patterns are on a 2 week rolling rota:
Week 1 - 4 days on (Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday), 3 days off.
Week 2 - 3 days on (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday), 4 days off.
Working one weekend in two.

Support is required when Children are not at school - so the hours are 2:30pm - 10:00pm during the week and 8:30am - 10:00pm during weekends and school holidays.

Doing at least 1 sleep a week is desirable, which again would be paid at an extra £75 per sleep.

If you are interested in Waking Watches - there are also full time positions for this on a shift pattern of 4 on, 4 off. Working from the hours of 10:30pm - 9:00am.

Who can apply

My Client is looking for Support Workers who have experience working in the care industry.

Ideally, my client looking for people with experience Supporting Children with learning disabilities and Autism, however, they would also consider people who have supported Children with EBD, Adults with Learning disabilities, Autism and Mental Health and other paid support worker experiences within care.

People with personal experience can also be considered if relevant.

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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.

At Vetro Recruitment, we have over 25 years experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We pride ourselves on the service we offer our candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.


Vetro Recruitment acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client.

Vetro Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,000.00 to £24,000.00 /year