Residential Support Worker

Recruiter
Witherslack Group
Location
Wibsey, Bradford
Salary
£25500/annum Package + Excellent benefits
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Residential Support Worker, you’ll have a challenging but fulfilling job working in our brand new provision. You’ll provide vulnerable young children 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 driving licence.

Last year, we opened a children’s home for up to seven young people with special educational needs located in Wisbey. And as part of our ongoing expansion plans, an additional children’s home for up to seven young people is due to open later this year. This means we’re creating a whole new team of talented people! Join us and we’re offering more than just a job – you can help change young lives and we’ll support you with exceptional training and development.

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.

Reward
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 covers DBS Enhanced check costs to 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