Vacancy Details

Residential Support Worker - Short Breaks (Children's home)

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
£17,822 - £19,164 per annum + benefits
Expiry date:

Holidays: Year 1 is 33 days, rising to 38 after 5 years

Role Summary – Residential Support Worker

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 are recruiting for a talented Residential Support Worker to work in our Short Breaks children’s home
• This active role will involve providing daily care and support for our children and young people including personal care needs, mobility, daily routine support, communication, independent living skills, learning and leisure activities
• This role will work in our fantastic, state of the art 4 bedroom home supporting our children at our single site in Cheadle Hulme near Manchester airport
• Some challenging behaviours may present, so candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment
• This is a full time permanent role for a Residential Support/Care Worker in a Short Breaks Service


• Experience working in a care setting supporting children/people with complex learning disabilities and communication, behavioural and sensory impairments or in a mental health setting is required at this time
• QCF Level 3 Children's & Young People's Workforce/ Residential Childcare or Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care (or similar) is preferred but not essential – successful applicants who are not qualified can "earn as you learn" as we will enrol and support you to complete the qualification
• Experience working within a short break/respite provision is preferred but not essential

The hours

• Flexibility over 7 days is required (37.5 hours per week)
• The roles operate on a rotating shift pattern
• The roles will work every other weekend

Our benefits

Investment and support for QCF Level 3 Diploma in Children's & Young People's Workforce, pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, doggy day care/grooming service, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, free parking and generous holidays!

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. We provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in our homes, at our school and college and through our short breaks services.

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.

You may have experience of the following: Residential Support Worker, Care Staff, Young People, Voluntary Sector, Residential Care Worker, Community Development, Social Care Worker, Community Services, NHS Support Worker, Care Assistant, Senior Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Nursery Nurse, Support Worker, Mental Health Worker etc.

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