Residential Support Worker (Young People)
£22,523 - £23,961 per annum (+ benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements)
Description: Residential Support Worker (Young People's Home)
Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week / 22.5 hours per week / 30 hours per week
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Salary: £22,523 - £23,961 per annum (+ benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements)
Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our children who are between 19-25 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.
Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation. Experience is not essential for this position as we offer an initial two-week Seashell specific induction, plus ongoing training, and development support. Providing staff with career progression is a main focus at Seashell as frequently demonstrated by our current employees. There is a clear progression plan in place from day one for anyone starting in the role of Residential Support Worker at Seashell.
Some information about the role…
· Our full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week. Shift patterns are over 7 days, with alternate weekends required (with enhanced pay rates), but no nights.
· You’ll get up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.
· Support to complete a level 3 qualification relating to working in health and social care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.
· Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our young adults including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, independent living skills, learning and access to leisure activities.
· Challenging behaviours will present in this role, so to fully support our young people and staff, candidates should be prepared to work at times in a high-pressured environment. Within our unique induction programme, we provide behaviour management training. Plus, ongoing support once in role.
Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…
· Access to private healthcare
· Free, on-site parking
· Ongoing access to training courses & professional development
· Cycle to work scheme (with loan)
· On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes
· Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling
· Physiotherapy support
· Company pension scheme
About recruitment at Seashell…
Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.
We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.
Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.
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. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £22,523.00-£23,242.00 per year
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Company pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Discounted or free food
- Free parking
- Gym membership
- Health & wellbeing programme
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Referral programme
- Sick pay
- Store discount
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Please can you outline your experience supporting children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.
Work Location: In person