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Therapeutic Care Worker - Young People

  • Location:

    Westbury, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £22500 per annum + £60 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have Children's Residential Support Work experience to join a small independent Therapeutic Community in a rural setting in Wiltshire. You will be offering Residential Support to Children and Young People who have had a traumatic upbringing and display challenging behaviours.

The company is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All applicants are expected to share this commitment and as such, all successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Salary: £22,500 per year - this is a basic salary of £17,500 a year plus £60 per sleep in shift.

Location: Westbury

Shift Pattern: 1 on / 2 off

Week 1: Mon, Thurs, Sun

Week 2: Weds, Sat

Week 3: Tues, Fri

Shifts are 24hr sleep in shifts - 07:30am - 07:30am


  • Must have previous Residential experience working with challenging behaviour - preferably with children.
  • Psychology graduates with an interest in therapeutic behaviours are welcomed.
  • Must be interested in supporting Young People in a therapeutic way.
  • At least 23 years of age due to the age of the young people you will support.
  • Must be a car driver with a Full/Clean UK Manual Driving Licence.

Benefits include:

  • £60 per sleep in.
  • 28 days Holiday (including bank holidays).
  • Additional on the job training.
  • Help through qualifications.

The Organisation:

The community offer a comprehensive, integrated programme of Residential, Educational and Therapeutic support for girls aged 9 to 17 years with profound and multiple needs in terms of their emotional, psychological and attachment development.


  • Ensuring the safety of the service users and maintaining an up to date knowledge of each individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Assisting young people who use the service to get involved in a range of new opportunities, experiences and activities, these include going to the gym, swimming, shopping and other outdoor activities.
  • Creating and encouraging good relationships and communication with the people who use the service.
  • Ability to work and adhere to the guidelines of Safeguarding Children and Young People and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 document.
  • Be passionate about making a difference to the young people residing at the community.
  • Supporting taxing behaviours safely and sympathetically.