Residential Support Worker

From contributing to creating an inspirational atmosphere for our young people to live in, to looking after them and teaching them life skills, our Children’s Residential Support Workers are vital to achieving the best outcomes for our young people.

Working with us

In our Children’s Residential Support Worker Jobs you’ll play your part in helping our young people achieve, succeed and develop.

Every member of home staff is a major influence on the lives of our young people.  You’ll need to bring everything you’ve got, do everything you can, and strive to make the biggest difference possible, but we guarantee the sense of pride you feel in being part of something truly life changing will make it all worthwhile.

‘Stickability’ is key for this role, our young people need consistent role models in their lives, which is where you come in.  This isn’t for everyone though and there will be challenges along the way.  That said, the rewards of seeing the young people progress under our care is priceless and the sense of achievement makes the challenge really worthwhile.

  • You’ll play your part in helping our young people achieve academically through supporting them with their homework; succeeding socially by encouraging them as they take on new challenges that broaden their horizons; and developing emotionally as you become their role model and set the standards they aspire to in life.

  • Through your actions and advice, you’ll help them to achieve the futures they deserve and equip them with skills and knowledge they need. Typically day to day, you’ll help to get the young people up in the mornings, get ready for school and ensure they arrive on time following a good breakfast to start the day.

  • Once the young people have gone to school, you are in charge of setting up the house for their return, which may include some cleaning, washing clothes, preparing food for their evening meal and planning activities to keep them entertained, whilst also keeping on top of the paperwork and reporting.

  • After returning to the home, the young people will complete their homework and take part in any activity or sports they are interested in or just relax at home.

We’ll be with you every step of the way and constantly reflect, adapt and improve to be the best employer we possibly can be.  We’ll help you continue your professional development and ensure you have everything you need.

Our young people can be going through an upsetting time, therefore they may express this through challenging behaviours – you’ll be given comprehensive training to understand Positive Behaviour Support and how to deescalate and handle any situation.

You’re not just joining a home, you’re becoming part of a family.  Our children’s homes work in tandem with our Witherslack Group schools and our dedicated Clinical Services Team. We all work together; supporting, encouraging and reflecting, to ensure every child and young person thrives with us.

Benefits and Support

Should you apply yourself and hit the ground running, there are plenty of opportunities for you to progress. At Witherslack Group, we aim to promote from within where possible and create our own managers and team leaders.

We offer a benefits package that includes:

  • A very competitive salary as the young people in our homes require care each day of the year, with a £1,000 annual attendance bonus, and an extra allowance for sleep ins

  • 7 weeks of holidays (35 days), including Bank Holidays

  • A contributory pension scheme up to 5%

  • Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, and Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Witherslack Group conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees

  • A comprehensive induction and ongoing training

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