Senior Residential Support Worker - Yorkshire
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 programs, 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.
The benefit of doing a role like this is it feels good. Every day brings a sense of hard-won achievement and progress. There are also some outstanding rewards – in fact, our package is one of the best in the sector:
- £1,000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme
- 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
- Contributory pension scheme, matched up to 5%
- Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary
- Health cash plan e.g. dental, optical and physiotherapy
- 24/7 counselling service
- Cycle to Work and tax free Childcare Vouchers
- Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees
For an informal discussion about the role please call The Recruitment Team on 015395 66081.
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.