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Therapeutic Support Worker

  • Location:

    Stroud, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

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  • Salary:

    £16000 - £18000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

We are recruiting for a full-time and permanent Therapeutic Support Worker to join a Young People's Residential Service in Bussage, Stroud. You would be supporting and working alongside young women aged 13-21 who have a history of self-injurious and other risk-taking behaviours within a residential setting.

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: Various hours available

As a Support Worker, you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; experience however is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.

About the Organisation:

This is a leading Education and Children's Services company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. They offer individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

This consists of a six-bedroomed home and two independent living flats, providing specialist residential care and treatment for up to eight young women aged 13-21 with a history of self-injurious and other risk-taking behaviours.

They support people who need specialist intervention for self-harming and risk-taking behaviours, may have co-existing diagnosed mental illness, may have a prior history of self-harming behaviour and treatment, will benefit from a sensory integration and positive support approach and may have attachment difficulties associated with complex presentations and may need care as an emergency or as a respite placement.

They Support Young People who:

  • Need specialist intervention for self-harming and risk-taking behaviours.
  • May have co-existing diagnosed mental illness.
  • May have a prior history of self-harming behaviour and treatment.
  • Will benefit from a sensory integration and positive support approach.
  • May have attachment difficulties associated with complex presentations.
  • May need care as an emergency or as a respite placement.


  • House, flat and gardens
  • 2 lounges
  • Therapy room
  • Laundry
  • Dining room and kitchen
  • Gardens

The Role of Therapeutic Support Worker:

  • Ensuring that you understand and are able to implement all requirements of Mental Health Specialist Services' Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring clear lines of communication are utilised, promoting the welfare of the Clients, including liaising with parents/carers and other professionals/agencies ie: Social Workers, Nurses and Psychotherapists.
  • Demonstrating an ability to operate as a member of a team.
  • Having an open mind, in relation to service user's needs and culture and to have a knowledge and understanding of the service users' needs and rights.
  • Possessing the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills.

Skills Required:

  • Good communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Able to return information and carry out instructions accurately.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to accurately record basic physical observations.
  • Able to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Emotional robustness.
  • Willingness to participate in holidays and other activities.
  • To work in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Previous experience of Therapeutic work (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of eating disorders and or self-injury (Desirable).

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