Support Worker Children

Support Worker Children

We are currently seeking Residential Support Workers to provide support for homes in the Taunton area.

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We are currently seeking Residential Support Workers to provide support for homes in the Taunton area. Our homes cater to a range of young people’s needs, from solo homes for young people with harmful sexualised behaviour to 4-bedded homes for young people dealing with trauma-related issues. The purpose of Children Support Workers is to help children to lead normal and fulfilling lives and to overcome challenges they have faced in their lives.

As a Residential Support Worker, you will:

  • Play a key role in providing young people with a nurturing and supportive environment.
  • Enable young people to lead happy and fulfilling lives.
  • Care for young people with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs, including complex trauma.
  • Create a safe and regulated environment that supports their development.

Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates with experience in children’s residential care or working in children’s homes preferred.
  • Individuals passionate about improving the lives of young people and willing to learn will also be considered.
  • Experience working with young people that can present challenging behavior is desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing household tasks and maintaining accurate electronic records.
  • Assisting children with schoolwork and taking them to activities.
  • Providing structure and creating a safe environment that supports their development.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary ranging from £26,180 to £29,400, depending on experience and seniority.
  • Support in gaining additional qualifications, including the Level 4 in Residential Childcare.
  • Pension auto-enrolment and refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Free meals on shift (for residential roles).
  • Payment for DBS and reimbursement for the update service every year.
  • 22 days of holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Fully-paid qualifications.
  • Rota planned weeks in advance, allowing for work-life balance without interruptions.

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