Residential Children's Support Worker / Practitioner

  • Location

    Taunton, UK

  • Sector:

    Children's Residential

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18-25K per annum DOE

  • Contact:

    Phil McDonald

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are looking for Children’s Residential Support Workers / Practitioners living close to the Taunton area of Somerset. The role is commutable from Trull (6mins), Bishop's Hull (7mins), Wellington (15mins), Bridgwater (25mins) and surrounding towns and villages, via the M5, A38 & A358.

Holding a Level 3 NVQ in Children & Young People's Workforce or Residential Childcare is essential.

It is highly desirable you have previously worked with children or young adults to apply for this role, you must also be over the age of 19, and have a full UK Driving Licence.

An Opportunity to Turn a Life Around

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can help to change the life of a child? You could be joining a well-established service that is helping children turn their lives around so they can achieve their dreams and reach their potential. Their CEO has over 30-years’ experience working with young people and has a strong belief that every child is worth fighting for. Their residential homes create a place where every child, often for the first time, feels a sense of belonging and they learn life skills to set them up for a positive future.

How can I make a difference?

This service support children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD), Autism, Challenging Behaviours and children who have suffered significant trauma and abuse. As their Support Worker, you will be key in helping create a safe environment for the young people to flourish. You will help them with education and life skills, and ultimately, their independence. You will work therapeutically with them to help teach coping strategies and to respond to things that have happened in their lives, maximising the chance of a positive and lasting future.

Salary, Hours & Benefits

  • £18,250 - £21,556 per annum DOE.£36 per sleep-in (Sleeps over 3 weeks equals approximately an extra £216 per month/£2590 per year
  • Full-time hours, 39-hours per week on a 3-week rota, average 10 shifts per month.
  • Shifts are 24.5-hours long (16-hours working and 8-hours sleep with 30-minute handover)
  • Week 1 – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday includes 3 sleeps.
  • Week 2 – Wednesday & Saturday includes 2 sleeps.
  • Week 3 – Monday & Thursday includes 2 sleeps required.
  • Every other Tuesday there is training for 4-hours.

If you are excited by this amazing job opportunity, we would love to hear from you. We are proud to recruit for the Social Care Sector and when you click on apply, one of our friendly careers advisers will contact you to discuss this in more detail. We only employ experts, so you can always rely on us to look after you during your career change.