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Children’s Senior Residential Support Worker (Team Leader)

Witherslack Group



£33442 - £40481/annum


Posted: 18/06/2022

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Be inspired, be rewarded, be you.

If you’re an experienced support worker and want to join the UK’s leading provider of specialist education and care, creating the best possible outcomes for young people, you’re in the right place.

Join us as a Senior RSW / Team Leader to guide the team to create an environment where our young people can thrive. You’ll make sure your team and young people feel happy, safe and motivated, and that the home operates to our high standard, as well as stepping up to deputise for the Registered and Deputy Managers when required. The role offers real variety, allowing you to really get stuck in and make a difference.

Be Inspired

Our homes accommodate young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, offering them a stable and secure home environment that they may not have elsewhere. By making sure your children’s home is a great place to stay, you’ll be having a lasting positive impact on the lives of the young people in your team’s care. It’s truly rewarding work with some amazing benefits – not least the satisfaction that comes from watching your hard work pay off in the long-term.

But why should you join Witherslack Group? – as Ofsted’s highest rated provider, we are professionalising careers in care. For you, that means:

A fully-integrated wraparound package for the young people in your care; with therapists and psychologists as part of the home team
Real career progression with the chance to double your salary within 3 years
The best staff to young person ratios
Regional management and support teams by your side
Professional development in our best in class Care Academy
The happiest teams in the sector (our employee survey net promoter score is +41!)
Beautiful homes with the very best facilities – check out our homes Be yourself

We’re looking for someone able to relate to and build relationships with our young people. Compassionate, emotionally resilient, and supportive, you’ll also be able to provide the leadership that inspires your colleagues. With your experience working in the residential childcare sector, you’ll be someone your teammates look to for support and advice. We’re looking for at least 12 months’ experience, supported by the Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare (or an equivalent qualification). You’ll also need to have held a full UK driving licence for at least a year.

Delivering positive outcomes for our young people is what we’re all about. That’s why we need a committed and enthusiastic individual like you, who starts every day with a fresh outlook and the passion to make a difference. We’ll give you the chance to build an exciting career in a fast-growing organisation, where you’re free to achieve your potential.

Be Rewarded

We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we reward you with the no.1 salary and benefits package in our sector. With us, you’ll get to make a genuine difference to the lives of our young people – plus you’ll get:
- Flexible shift patterns to suit your lifestyle
- 7 weeks’ holiday per year
- If career development is your thing, most of our deputies and managers have been promoted from within our group – plus you could join our ‘Aspire’ future managers programme
- Pension scheme, matched up to 5%
- Flexible benefits package, meaning you can increase/decrease your holiday allowance, pension and life insurance – check out our benefits
- Some extra bits and bobs to show how much we care: Medical cover so you can claim back the cost of things like an opticians or dentist appointment, plus employee awards, sick pay as well as a host of high-street discounts
- A recommend a friend scheme that offers a £2,000 bonus every time

Be part of our team

If you’d like to have a chat about the role or what we can offer, give our recruitment team a call on (phone number removed) option 3 or email , we’ll be more than happy to help!

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

Children’s Support Worker / Residential Support Worker / Care Worker / Career in Care / Working with Children / SEMH / Team leader

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