Vacancy Details

Senior Residential Support Worker (Children's home)

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
£19,977 - £22,197 per annum + benefits
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Senior Residential Support Worker – Children’s Home

Type: Permanent

Salary: £19,977 - £22,197 per annum + benefits

Location: Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, SK8 6RQ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Role Summary

Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We have an opportunity available for a Senior Residential Support Worker within our Children’s Home.The age range of our children is 3-18 years old, and this role will be working in one of our 4 bedroomed purpose build homes on our single site.

  • The main responsibilities of the role will be to support the day to day care and support needs of the children in our care, including personal care needs, supporting them in their daily routines, communication, independence and life skills as well as leisure activities. Some challenging behaviours may present, so candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment.

  • The position have input into care plans and will work in partnership with local authorities, parents, carers and other organisations involved in meeting each young person’s needs.

  • In addition the Senior Residential Support Worker will administer medication, support and co-ordinate key workers, and will also lead shifts.

  • The role has a rotating combination shift pattern, and flexibility over 7 days is required on a 52 week contract basis, working one weekend on followed by one weekend off


  • QCF Level 3 Diploma Children’s & Young People’s Workforce / Level 3 residential Childcare qualification required (or working towards it)
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade A-C) or equivalent level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications
  • Strong previous experience in a care setting, supporting young people with learning difficulties and complex health needs
  • Knowledge of communication strategies for non verbal learners; experience working with a variety of communication methods including PECs, objects of reference and basic signed communication
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of report writing and recording ability and ability to communicate effectively with staff/managers
  • Previous experience leading shifts and rota management preferred

  • Experience of implementing Ofsted Quality Standards for Children in Care Homes (OFSTED) preferred

Our benefits

We’re different at Seashell, some of the best children and young people in the country live here and we believe they deserve the best experience and chances in life. We’ve got some fantastic benefits to including these:

  • Competitive rates of pay, £19,977 - £22,197 per annum

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays (increases with service up to 38 days)

  • Doggy Day-care/Grooming

  • 8% pension scheme

  • Paid induction and ongoing training/development opportunities

  • Onsite gym

  • Life Insurance

  • Cycle scheme

  • Free parking

  • Annual performance linked pay increases

  • Long Service Awards

  • Employee Engagement Forum

  • Refer A Friend Scheme

  • Beautiful campus and fantastic facilities all on one site

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young adults with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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