Residential Support Worker

Job Introduction

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 Residential Support Workers go above and beyond to help children move past the predominantly negative situations they have experienced and forge positive new pathways.   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.

Main Responsibility

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.   Working with the child, our Teachers and Therapists, you will come up with activity ideas, teach them new skills and nurture their confidence.  You are not alone and will have support too.  Most of our homes operate on a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio, you have managers and a dedicated Outdoor team 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

This role offers a great work life balance with our condensed working rota and sleep ins.  Shifts start between 8am-9am.  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 with a commitment to safeguarding children.  Please be advised that proof of identity will be required at interview stage. 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.

Package Description

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
  • Fully funded training for your CPD and recognised qualifications
  • Employee medical benefit scheme
  • Lots of employee engagement events and discounts schemes with access to our above-and-beyond recognition scheme
  • Double time for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • Paid for your mandatory training

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.


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