Job Description

Firstly we need to introduce you to the children and young people we support. They are young people who love visiting theme parks, keeping pet fish, playing football and rugby, and our young ladies love everything that involves hair and beauty, and much much more… Could you be the support worker and role model they need to help them live their best lives? Working as a Children’s Residential Support Worker, means you must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people, ensuring that they have an experience of childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood. In return, you will be rewarded with a career defining opportunity to impact on an ambitious and rising Council, that places children at the heart of everything we do, and that is committed to staff retention, development, and equality. The nature of this role is to support Children and Young people in a residential home who display emotional and behavioural difficulties, by creating a home environment that exceeds the needs of the children and young people, enabling them to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives. The role will also require encouraging children and young people to fulfil a stable daily routine and achieve their best. That might mean supporting them to go to school, complete homework, attend parent’s evening or other educational events and meetings. Each day will be different, and the main focus of your role is to provide daily support in our residential services. It’s definitely not a normal 9-5, you can work days, nights, and flexible shifts too. Talking of ‘dream’ jobs, some of our shifts are sleep-ins! For weekend and sleep in shifts, you will gain pay enhancements on top of your basic salary. If you feel this is the calling for you, and you know you could make a difference in a child’s life, then we want to hear from you.

IMPORTANT:- The qualification needed for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW’s) is at Level 3, this is required in order to apply for this post. Details of qualifications which can be used are:- Level 3 Diploma for Residential Care. (approx. 2020/1) Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Social Care Pathway. (approx. 2015) Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care-Children and Young People. (approx. 2010) Level 3 Caring for Children and Young People. (approx. 2001) *Alternatively a Degree in Social work would also qualify them for the RCCW post.

What's on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 2 years of employment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**