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Support Worker - Young People - EBD

  • Location:

    Newton Abbot, Devon

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £22068 per annum + £40 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams


Are you looking for a Support Worker role in the Devon area? Would you like to support some of the most vulnerable children in our society? We are looking for experienced full-time and permanent Support Workers to join a fast-paced children's residential setting in Newton Abbot, supporting young people aged 11-18 with emotional behavioural difficulties and very high end challenging behaviour.

*** Interview Day - Monday September 10th ***


  • Successful candidates will be paid £22,068 per year (including sleep ins).
  • This includes basic salary of £18,228 plus £40 per sleep in shift, which equals to £22,068 per year.
  • Shifts are worked on a rolling rota basis including long days and 24.5hr sleep ins.

Shift Pattern:

Week 1: Mon, Weds, Sat,

Week 2: Tues, Fri, Sun

Week 3: Thursday

Shifts start at 10:00am and finish at 10:30 the following morning.

About the Organisation:

They support and educate children with emotional behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour within a children's residential setting. The home at Newton Abbot is an 8-bed home split into two and have a maximum of 4 children in each. Secure placements are offered to young people aged 11-18 who display challenging and harmful behaviours. This is one of the most challenging homes within the organisation and the welfare of the children in this care setting is paramount and the aim is to create a positive living environment, taking a holistic approach, enabling these young people to achieve an independent and fulfilled life. They also have a high Ofsted and DfE registration standard.

The Role:

  • Supporting children with challenging behaviour in their day to day lives.
  • Create and maintain a positive living and learning environment.
  • Actively encourage and support children to take part in activities in their community.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Report any concerns or issues to line manager.
  • Able to be proactive, enthusiastic and empathetic.

Benefits Include:

  • Work-life balance.
  • Full training provided.
  • 245hrs of annual leave.
  • Positive working environment.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.
  • Refer a friend bonus - receive a £100 bonus after your referred friend has passed their probation period.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience within a care setting and with challenging behaviours is essential.
  • Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children's Residential is desirable but not essential.
  • Full UK Driving Licence is essential due to the very rural location of the home and for the duties involved. An Automatic Driving Licence will not be acceptable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of safeguarding.
  • Must be 23 or over due to the oldest child at the setting.

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