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Residential Support Worker

Children's Homes
Salary Details:
Hourly £9.50 – £11.98/£19,804 - £24,985 annually + Sleep In Allowance + Bonus + Outstanding benefits
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As a Residential Support Worker, you’ll have a challenging but fulfilling job. Working with vulnerable young people in our children’s homes, you’ll provide them with personalised care and create a calm, safe living environment. That involves planning social and leisure activities, giving counselling and escorting children on activities, but most importantly creating a home!

Experience isn’t essential, but you must have the ability to build a rapport with young people. In many cases, our residents’ behaviour can be difficult or challenging. That means you’ve got to be very patient, calm and resilient. In the meantime, we’ll give you outstanding training to help you do your best. In return you’ll need to be happy to work unsociable hours, including sleep-in duties and have flexibility to meet the needs of the home.

You will be required to complete, within 2 years, a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (if you don’t have this or an equivalent already). You must also have a full UK driving license and have held this for a minimum of 12 months.

For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, our children’s homes have a reputation for excellence. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.

Open Day

To meet the team and find out more about working for us and the roles we have available, come along to our breakfast event! Family and friends are welcome too!
Wednesday 20th February, 8am – 10am
Avon Park School, St. Johns Avenue, Rugby, CV22 5HR

Whilst this is a great opportunity to find out more about the role, there is no requirement for you to attend to apply.


Our salary and benefit package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) and £1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For an informal discussion about the role please call the Recruitment Team on 015395 66081 option 3.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date:    27th February 2019

Interviews:        Week Commencing 4th March 2019

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