Imagine if you could change just one person’s life. If you have experience or are looking for a new challenge, being a Residential Support Worker at A Wilderness way means just that. You are making a huge difference by helping to transform our children’s lives. Our homes are set in beautiful rural locations and our children live with our RSW’s to enable us to make positive long-term differences.
As well as providing emotional support, you will bring them routine, get involved in cooking, sports, writing, music, relaxing in the home or even getting a manicure. You are not alone and will work directly within a small team of 6, as well as having full support from your Managers, our Multi-Disciplinary, Education and dedicated Outdoor teams to help you path out what good looks like to the child. If you want to take them paddle boarding for example, we can make it happen.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for candidates who have some level of experience working directly with children (albeit not necessarily in a residential setting) or in some form of care capacity. It is important to us that you are enthusiastic and energetic and align behaviourally with our Core Values.
This role offers a great work life balance with our condensed working rota and sleep ins that sees you doing just 10-11 days a month. You’ll need to be happy to work towards a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children and Young People’s Workforce (or already have one) and the willingness to work early, late and night shifts. Above all, we really want like minded resilient people who truly want to make a difference.
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 as we follow safer recruitment processes. We are an equal opportunities employer. If you have experience as a Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, RSW or similar please get in touch.
Just imagine the lives we can turn around together. A Wilderness Way – specialist care that creates a path to a better tomorrow.
Residential Support Worker
£27,962 to £30,225 dependent on experience and qualifications
£11.86 to £12.95 per hour plus Sleep in Allowance (£24,062 to £26,265 plus £3900 sleep in)
Join us and you can expect:
- Pension Scheme,
- A 24/7 employee assistance and counselling programme
- Access to our above-and-beyond recognition scheme
- An in-depth induction and onboarding process supported by a dedicated academy team
- Fully funded enrolment and support on our internally designed and approved Level 3 diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce
- Employee medical benefit scheme
- Lots of employee engagement events and discounts schemes
- Double time for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
- All meals whilst on shift (usually over 2-3 days) fully paid for
- Refer a friend scheme
About the Company
AWW is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of residential care for children who have suffered trauma and adversity.
We provide compassionate, nurturing care for children who are in crisis and have complex needs, supporting them to move from a difficult past to a brighter future.
Our homes are located in the peaceful and inspirational countryside of Cumbria, Northumbria, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and southern Scotland. Here, children experience safety and stability, as well as our renowned spirit of adventure and challenge: the ‘Wilderness Way’. With our support, children are able to thrive.