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. You should also be ready to study for a Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce (if you don’t have this already). 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 flexible hours, including some sleep-in duties and to have a full UK driving licence.
This is a detached house situated within its own gardens in Low Bentham, Lancaster. The home is a specialised 52 week children’s home that offers high quality options and outcomes for young people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours. Our staff team are dedicated and experienced and our young people live in a warm, friendly, familiar environment with a high ratio of staff. The home can accommodate up to eight young people ranging in age, both male and female. We provide a stable, holistic and nurturing home environment for our young people.
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 creating life opportunities where none existed before.
Our salary and benefits 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, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
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: 6th March 2018
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