Residential Support Worker

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Role Type
Full time

17,000 - 20,200 + 36 per sleep in

Five Rivers Child Care is a successful leading social enterprise who works with ‘Looked after Children’ who need specialist placements throughout England and Ireland. Being a Social Enterprise means we care passionately about creating positive social impacts.

Situated in the heart of Somerset countryside in a rural village on the outskirts of Taunton sits The Orchard, a Therapeutic Residential Children’s home. It offers a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people, one that is full of love, positivity, motivational and above all fun, for up to three young people, mixed gender from the ages of 8 - 16 who display challenging behaviours because of attachment issues, neglect and/or abuse.

Our Residential Childcare workers are committed, driven, supportive and passionate about what they do to ensure the young people thrive and develop in a home environment. If you think you have what it takes to join our family, then this is the home for you. You will walk in a small family friendly team who have developed bonds and relationships not only with our children but also with each other. 

We are looking for Support Workers who have their NVQ Lvel 3 in Children and Young People or Level 3 in Health and Social Care, you will also be be required to have a Full UK driving License

The position is full time (39 hours a week) where you will be expected to have a flexible and understanding that we are open all year round, you will be expected to go on holiday with the children and work over Christmas to make their memories special

Salary: £17,000 - £20,200 (depending on experience) plus £36 per sleep in

Working hours: 39 a week

Benefits with the role:

Perkbox - We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!
Employee Support Helpline - You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and wellbeing and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Simplyhealth Cash Plan –You can claim money back for dental treatments, prescriptions, eye tests, physiotherapy and much more
Induction - Support Workers joining us will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to their specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach
Training/Qualification Opportunities - In addition to the company induction, those that are new to care will also be supported to complete the NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People, and Level 5 in management. You will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service and your personal development.
Paid DBS
Internal progression opportunities
Company Pension

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

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