Children Support Worker #12291752 @

November 3, 2021
£21250 - £28000 / year

Job Description

Role: Full Time Therapeutic Carer (Driving Essential)

Salary: £21,250-£28,000

Hours: Full time (165 hours per month)

Shift pattern: Shifts are 24 hours/48 hours inclusive of sleep ins with 2-4 rest days in between.

Shifts will be provided on a rota basis. Rotas are released with six weeks’ notice. The role requires flexibility in order to meet the needs and requirements of our model of care.

About Our Client:

Our Client is a family run organisation which provides one to one therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely, to provide only Ofsted rated outstanding or good services.

Due to this growth and expansion; we are looking for compassionate, positive, and creative therapeutic carers that are aligned with our goal of changing children’s lives.

“I think Our Client are a great company to work for. I love my job and feel that I am given the autonomy to make decisions in my role.
I have a great team, and manager who supports me to develop in my role so I can give the best level of care to the children as possible.
The role can be difficult at times, but it's worth it when you think of the difference you are making in those children's lives.”

What you will be doing:

  • Providing one to one residential and support therapeutic care for children aged 6-17 who are from a background of trauma and neglect.
  • To be responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of the child/children.
  • To participate in children's daily routines e.g., planning children’s activities, arranging medical appointments, liaising with third parties to the organisation including schools and social workers etc. (therefore access to a car and driving licence is essential for the role).
  • Working holistically with care, education, and therapy to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child.
  • Working with a team and manager to ensure the children in your care have all their needs and requirements met.
  • Ensuring all Safeguarding responsibilities are met.
  • Maintaining appropriate and accurate records and reports.
  • Shifts involve 16.5 hours of working time; plus sleep in duties with every shift. (In exceptional circumstances, waking nights may be required).


  • The opportunity to be part of a child's life and become their key worker.
  • 33 days holiday.
  • Excellent salary increments in line with transparent grade and career progression.
  • Comprehensive onboarding and training plan in a variety of disciplines (including Safeguarding, Clinical Understanding, Health & Wellbeing and Behaviour Management) to give you the autonomy to change a child's life.
  • Full certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and behavioural de-escalation restraints training will be provided to give you the tools and ability to manage challenging behaviours.
  • Funded Level 4 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway).
  • Counselling Service.
  • Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Wellness programme (including free annual health screening, dental, therapy, podiatry, acupuncture, and option to include family members after 6months).
  • Refer a friend incentive schemes.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally, you will have some experience of caring for young people with emotional difficulties or challenging behaviours, however, what we are essentially looking for is someone with a genuine desire to develop and progress a career in this sector with us. We have helped develop people with no experience to achieve some unbelievable outcomes for children through the strong relationships they have formed.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
  • Flexibility to work on a rolling rota basis over 365 days per year (this may include bank holidays and weekends).
  • A valid enhanced DBS, or willingness to undertake a DBS check.
  • A respectful, courteous, and compassionate nature.
  • Open and honest approach with a growth mindset.
  • Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office.
  • Willingness and ability to complete sleep-in shifts.
  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle for work

If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 4 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway).

Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Our Client upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

Our Client promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.

This job offers you the opportunity to be part of a child's life, please consider this carefully as our children deserve consistency and commitment from adults that have space in their lives for the next few years.

Qualifications/ Requirements

High standard of general education.

NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care – Children and young People (CCYP) or equivalent.

Willingness to undertake further training.

Current full driving licence with business Insurance

Both permanent and temporary opportunities are available!