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Children's Senior Residential Support Worker

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Job Introduction

Children's Senior Residential Support Worker

£36,814 - £39,004 (this includes sleep in allowance)

Level 3 in Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma or Residential Care Required

Imagine if you could change someone's life.  Being a Senior Residential Support Worker at A Wilderness Way means just that.  Your skills and experience can truly transform our children’s lives.  Our Senior Residential Support Workers go above and beyond to help children who have experienced a difficult past to forge positive pathways towards a brighter future. 

•    Annual Salary: £32914 - £35104 plus £3900 annual sleep in allowance

•    Shift Pattern: You will work condensed shifts of two days on 4 days off including sleep ins on a set rolling rota.

•    Holiday: 5.6 weeks annual leave per annum

•    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service

•    Training Academy: An in-depth induction, six-month welcome program, and fully supported development opportunities

•    Bonuses: You will be rewarded £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend

•    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension

•    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate your success

•    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships 

•    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary

•    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees

Main Responsibilities:

We pride ourselves on our sector-leading provision and our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children we look after. As such, we seek the highest calibre SRSW’s who truly have a passion for helping children, as well as the skills and personal qualities to lead others.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, you will be the lead practitioner on shift.  You will mentor, support and coach new team members and draw upon your extensive experience to manage any challenges that may arise.  No two days are the same.  If you enjoy problem-solving and have confidence in your ability to make a difference to a child's life, then please apply. 

Our homes operate on a ratio of 2:1. You will work collaboratively with our education, therapy and outdoor teams as well as colleagues from the wider sector, keeping the children at the heart of all you do. You will have the support of a dedicated, compassionate, like-minded team, who are all committed to the achievement and wellbeing of both our children and everyone in the AWW community. 

Key qualities that we look for:

You will already have achieved your Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children and Young People’s Workforce. Ideally you will have experience in the Residential Children's Services sector or have worked in a similar setting working with children with challenging behaviour.

This role offers a great work- life balance with our condensed working rota and sleep-ins, shifts start between 8am and 9am. Above all, we really want like-minded, passionate people who truly want to make a difference.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children; we follow safer recruitment processes. All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. 


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