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Support Worker- Ex- Offenders- Young people

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Vetro Recruitment are looking for staff to provide therapeutic residential care for males aged between 11-18 years who have difficulties related to attachment and developmental trauma, and who have perpetrated sexually harmful behaviour.


  • Experience with traumatised young people
  • Experience with challenging behaviours
  • Experience within a residential setting (Ideally)
  • Car drivers (Ideally)


  • Providing excellent standards of individualised care
  • Meeting the emotional, physical and developmental needs of the children and young people
  • Promoting positive experiences and progress for children and young people
  • Protecting the welfare of children and young people
  • Enabling the children and young people to build resilience
  • Enabling children and young people to reduce risk of perpetrating further sexual harm and develop social and emotional skills
  • Promoting life skills with the children and young people
  • Acting as a Key Worker for a named child
  • Working to a shift pattern including weekends and sleeping in duties
  • Working in line with The Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015

Successful applicants will display a positive and resilient attitude. They will act as a role model to the children and young people and will uphold clear and consistent boundaries. They will display empathy, creativity and a sense of fun; and will have good written and verbal communication skills.

Our client offers excellent induction for staff and ongoing training opportunities. Also the Diploma 3 for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

They are also able to provide benefits including:

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage,
  • A generous annual leave entitlement,
  • cycle to work scheme,
  • Nest Pension option and
  • childcare vouchers.
  • A competitive salary that ranges between 18,000-£24,000 depending on experience

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and a health check.