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Support Worker - Young People

  • Location:

    St. Helens, Merseyside

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £17085 - £26000 per annum + overtime, sleep in rate and pension

  • Contact:

    Tom Cox

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Tom Cox

Support Workers / Wigan / St Helens

Support Workers required to join a large, well established social care organisation, based in the North West that specialises in care for Children and Young People.

  • Child Care Workers - Wigan - 24 hour rota basis- 39 hour week - mixture of days and waking nights available.
  • Child Care Worker - St Helens - 38 hour week -mixture of days and waking nights available.Both services support young people, aged 7-19 who have EBD, MH and/or challenging behaviours.

The service in Wigan is a home for boys aged 7-19 with emotional behaviour difficulties and mental health needs providing specialist therapeutic residential support - with education.

The service in St Helens is a secure setting with education for young people aged 10 to 18 years. It consists of two six bedded secure units, one of which is female only.


  • Wigan - £17,085- £22,127 per annum
  • St Helen - £20,215- £22,127 per annum, an annual secure allowance of £1000 pro rata, weekend and overtime enhancements, (£10.57p/h- £10.88p/h).

Pay is dependent on experience and qualifications.


  • Experience supporting Children and YP with challenging behaviours, EBD and MH is desirable.
  • People with experience supporting Adults can also be considered, as well as those who have personal or voluntary experience supporting people with challenging behaviours.
  • Driving is desirable, but not essential.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People is also desirable, but not essential.

Holidays: 22 days per years plus 8 bank holidays, this increases to 25 days plus BH after 3 years' service. Benefits include funded training and life assurance scheme.

If this position sounds of interest, please click "Apply". One of the Vetro team will be in touch to talk about the role in more detail and your experience.

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