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Support Worker - Young People - EBD

  • Location:

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £23370 per annum + £45 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams


Vetro Recruitment are looking for full-time and permanent Support Workers to join a Children and Young People's residential service supporting Children and Young People with emotional behavioural difficulties and very challenging behaviour. Homes are based in Warminster, Frome, Radstock and Salisbury.


  • Successful candidates will be paid £23,370 per year (including sleep ins).
  • This includes a basic salary of £18,900 plus £45 per sleep in shift, which equals to £23,370 per year.
  • Shifts are worked on a rolling rota basis including long days and 24hr sleep ins.
  • 175 average hours per month (not including sleep ins).

Shift Pattern:

Week 1: Mon, Weds, Sat

Week 2: Tue, Fri, Sun

Week 3: Thursday

Shifts are 10:00am - 10:30am the following morning.

About the Organisation:

They support and educate children with emotional behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour within a residential setting. All homes are 4-bedded and secure placements are offered to young people aged 11-18 who display challenging and harmful behaviours. 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 young people with challenging behaviour in their day to day lives.
  • Working under the direction of the Registered Manager.
  • Providing a positive living and learning environment.
  • Actively plan, encourage and support children to take part in activities within their community.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Able to be proactive, enthusiastic and empathetic.
  • Have good knowledge of safeguarding.

Benefits Include:

  • Work-life balance.
  • Full training provided.
  • 245hrs of annual leave.
  • Positive working environment.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must either hold or be willing to work towards the NVQ Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children's Residential.
  • Experience in working with children and young people is desirable.
  • Able to take responsibility for the care and wellbeing of young people.
  • Reliable and able to work under the direction of a senior member of staff.
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure.
  • Full UK Manual Driving Licence is essential due to the location of the homes and the duties involved.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work in the UK.
  • Enhanced DBS clearance.
  • Must be 23 or over due to the oldest child at the setting.

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