Residential Support Worker with young person doing some gardening

Become a Residential Childcare Support Worker

£27,625 - £28,890 (including sleep-ins) plus benefits

Work in a role that makes a positive difference to young people’s lives, with experts who can develop and support you.

Current positions available in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Newport.

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Support Worker Helping With Homework

Roles and responsibilities

Our support workers are responsible for providing care and support to young people who are living in our residential homes. Duties and requirements of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people
  • Providing a nurturing and stable environment for children who may have experienced instability and disruptions in their lives
  • Encouraging the development of social skills and positive relationships among the children in their care
  • Helping with day-to-day tasks such as homework and household chores
  • Collaborating with other professionals, such as social workers and therapists, to provide the best possible care for young people
  • Ensuring that the residential care setting is clean, safe, and appropriate for young people's needs.

As a support worker, you will have a vital role in providing care, support, and guidance to vulnerable children and young people. It requires a great deal of compassion, patience, and empathy, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

What do we offer?

  • Meals included

  • Employee discount scheme

  • Full training provided with qualification

  • Progression within the organisation on promotion and development of given role
  • Company pension

  • Refer a Friend programme - unlimited at £500 for each person referred

  • Monthly clinical and professional supervisions, access to therapeutic support

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Why work with us?

At Headway Adolescent Resources, we are committed to investing in our staff through the offer of continuous training and development opportunities. We can only achieve what we do because of the passion, talent and knowledge of our people. You will be joining a supportive team, collaborating alongside professionals, and sharing a common goal of improving the lives of young people. 

To achieve the ambitions we have for our young people, we know it takes a passionate team who share our vision – to see children follow their dreams and reach their full potential. It demands resilience, empathy, and unwavering dedication. But for those who are driven by a passion to make a difference, it is the most fulfilling and rewarding path imaginable.

We are an Investors in People Gold Awarded Company and invest heavily in the continued professional development of our employees.

Above all, the ultimate reward lies in the knowledge that you are shaping the future. By helping our young people overcome their adversities and equipping them with essential life skills, you are paving the way for their success and brighter futures.

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We are part of one of the largest providers of children’s services and our community of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK.

Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

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