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Senior Residential Support Worker

Posted 9 May by Witherslack Group Featured Ended

Guide our team to make a huge difference to young people’s lives as a Senior Residential Support Worker. This is your chance to provide them with personalised care and to create a calm, safe living environment. You’ll plan social and leisure programme’s, give counselling and escort children on activities. As Senior Residential support Worker, you’ll also assist your team leaders and deputy manager with planning and leading shifts, maintaining up to date and comprehensive records and supporting the staff team.

Having worked with young people in a residential setting before, you’ll already have what it takes. You have the resilience to deal with challenging behaviour and good communication skills. You will also have the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). 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.

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.

This role is known internally as a Care Practitioner.


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: 24th May 2018

Interviews: Week Commencing 4th June 2018

Required skills

  • Childcare
  • Safeguarding
  • Young People
  • Senior Residential

Reference: 35095281

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