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Date Added: Sat 21/01/2023

Childrens Residential Support Worker

Plymouth, PL1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £27593 - £29216/annum excellent benefit package

I have an AMAZING opportunity for a PASSIONATE and COMMITTED individual to join a 2 bed children's residential service in the Plymouth supporting a young male with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD).

We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient and motivated individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for.

No two days are ever the same as a childrens residential support worker, so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It is challenging, but incredibly rewarding work!!

Salary: £27,593 - £29,216 (sleep allowance included)

Location: Plymouth (PL1 postcode)

Hours: Full time / Permanent

Number of shifts: 10 x 24 hour shifts per month (including sleeps)

Shift pattern: 9am - 11pm sleep 7am - 9.30am

**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full drivers licence**


Opportunity to complete the Level 4 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!!!
Free meals whilst on shift
Getting paid to play computer games and go to theme parks!!!
Casual dress code
Company pension
28 days annual leave
Access to discounts for shopping outlets, restaurants and cinema's
Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning
Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

Responsibilities of a childrens residential support worker:

To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.
Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
Provide support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
Maintain a safe environment for the young people.
Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people's lives such as Psychologists.


Experience as a Childrens Residential Support Worker, or with Young People is desirable but not essential.
Experience within another healthcare or social care setting is desirable but not essential.
You must be a car driver as you will be required to transport young people from time to time.
You must be over the age of 21.
You must be able to commute to Plymouth.

If you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference, supporting young people between the ages of 8 - 18 with EBD, whilst starting on a career path within health & social care - this is the job for you!

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