Residential Support Worker

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Role Type
Full time

17,000 - 21,000 + 36 per sleep in

Five Rivers Child Care first welcomed girls and boys into their residential care homes in 1989. Our high-quality residential environments around the country provide a sense of calm, care and belonging to our children/young people.

Each child has a unique therapeutic, clinical and educational need. At Five Rivers Child Care we don’t subscribe to ‘one model fits all’, we create a bespoke, integrated package for each child which pulls on the full range of services and resources and specialisms which Five Rivers provide and is applied in a joined-up and tailored way

We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at one of our homes in the heart of Salisbury, here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual respect within the home by offering a rationale for their actions, and by apologising when mistakes are made. We do this by developing our teams understanding of psychological dynamics through training and regular clinical consultations with a psychologist, who will explore practice within the home

We are looking for positive people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and prioritise our children’s needs. You will need to be able to adaptable in all you do whilst showing respect to the children/young people and your colleagues. Your integrity plays a big part in this role and along with support from others we will teach and train you to be excellent in all you do

The position(s) are 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


Must be over the age of 21
Must have a Full UK Driving license
Must have a passion for working with children
NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young people or in Health and Social Care is desirable. If you do not have either of these qualifications, we will put you through this

Salary: £17,500 - £21,000 (depending on experience) + £36 per sleep in

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer


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