Be the carer, be the role model, be the listener, be the inspiration.
Residential Support Worker (Brand New Children's Home)
Up to £26,347 per annum
+ £1,000 attendance bonus + Outstanding Benefits Package
Be the difference, be inspired, be you.
Witherslack Group are opening a brand new Children’s Home for young people with social, emotional and mental health challenges. We create children’s homes that are just that – homes, which is why we want our Residential Support Workers to bring their whole self to work. Whether you’re a skilled cook, have a passion for the outdoors or a film buff, we want our team to bring their passions, experiences and skills with them so our young people can live life to the full.
We’re looking for someone who’s got the right attitude and is looking for a career that really makes a difference. The impact you’ll have on the young people you work with will be life-changing so making sure you feel well taken care of and confident about your future here is really important to us. We will provide training and development opportunities that allow you to flourish in your role, realising your own ambitions whilst at the same time inspiring our young people to be equally ambitious. We will treat you as an individual, we will get to know you and we will do everything we can to support you so that your talents, skills and energy make the biggest impact possible. All we require is that you have held a full UK driving licence for at least 12months and you’re keen to complete a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) within two years (if you don’t have it or its equivalent already)
Warm and welcoming, our homes offer constant support and stability, so the young people feel safe and happy in a familiar and comfortable setting. By making sure our children’s home is a great place to stay, you’ll be having a lasting positive impact on the lives of the young people in your care. It’s truly rewarding work with some amazing benefits – not least the sense of pride that comes from being part of something truly life-changing.
When you step into one of our children’s homes, you’ll feel the sense of warmth, happiness and fun-and-laughter that we get so excited about. The great thing for you is, you won’t be alone in your goal, you’ll have all the support you need from the team. Our work with the children isn’t about us, we are a team who are all about the children, all of the time.
This home is part of an Integrated Therapeutic Provision providing a complete package of residential care and on-site learning. The homes and learning centre work together to ensure our young people can achieve the best possible outcomes, and with 7 acres of beautiful countryside surrounding the site there’s every opportunity for our young people to play and explore their surroundings!
Day to day you’ll…
…Get involved in all the little things that, while our young people might not even notice, make a lasting difference to their quality of life. Things like: Supporting young people in all aspects of their life, relationships, social skills, activities and hobbies, in fact, everything that a parent would do in a typical family setting
• Making sure they’re up on time for school and have a good breakfast inside them!
• Getting their evening meals ready and planning things for them to do when they get home
• Helping them work through their homework (even when it baffles you too!)
• Encouraging them to get involved in activities or to just relax and feel at home
• Keeping up to date with paperwork and reporting
Witherslack Group are the best provider in the sector. We also offer the best salary and benefits packages. As a Support Worker you’ll have an annual salary package of up to £27,347 including 3 sleep ins per month). As a caring employer we recognise that pay is important but so is security and work life balance which is why we offer 7 weeks holidays per year and a company sick pay scheme that covers up to four weeks sickness after just two years’ service. This is in addition to a company paid health scheme that allows you to claim back the cost of your routine dental and opticians appointments as well as the cost of some prescriptions. You can even claim back the cost of the flu jab!
Being an employee at Witherslack Group also gives you access to a pension scheme. We will match your contributions up to 5%. We also provide Life Insurance.
One of the reasons why we are the best provider in the sector is that we invest in you and your development whether you’re an experienced practitioner or new to the care sector . As well as a comprehensive induction and training programme Witherslack Group will pay the cost of your Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare if you don’t already have this or an equivalent qualification. The cost of providing this qualification alone is around £6K.
You’re not just joining a home, you’re becoming part of a family.
For an informal discussion about the role please The Recruitment Team on 01539566081 option 3.
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.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.