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Residential Support Worker - Children's Home

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Date posted: 30-10-2018
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: Support Worker_1540920483

Exciting opportunity for an experienced therapeutic support worker to join an Ofsted rated "outstanding" children's home in Reading.

As part of this job role you will be working with children aged 8-19 years with severe learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy, challenging behaviour, emerging P.D and some eating disorders. The client is looking for an energetic individual who is looking to progress n their career and really make a difference in these young people's lives.


37 hours per week, with 2 sleep-in's on average

Benefits for you as the Support Worker:

  • Full-time hours available
  • Free Training and development
  • Opportunity to become permanent

Your responsibilities as the Support Worker:

  • Providing excellent standards of individualised care
  • Meeting the emotional, physical and developmental needs of the children and young people
  • Promoting positive experiences and progress for children and young people
  • Protecting the welfare of children and young people
  • Enabling the children and young people to build resilience
  • Enabling children and young people to reduce risk of perpetrating further sexual harm and develop social and emotional skills
  • Promoting life skills with the children and young people
  • Acting as a Key Worker for a named child
  • Working to a shift pattern including weekends and sleeping in duties
  • Working in line with The Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015

Requirements of you as the Support Worker:

  • NVQ level 3 or above desirable
  • Must have experience working within a children's residential home
  • Experience working with autism, epilepsy and challenging behaviour, eating disorders
  • Enhanced child DBS
  • Car Driver essential
  • Have good communication skills, and good written and spoken English

Location: Reading

Salary: £18,000 - £22,500 + sleep in allowance

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Rebecca Henderson on 0118 948 5555 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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