Residential Support Workers: Southend

Residential Support Workers: Southend

Residential Support Workers: Southend

Do you want a career in a specialist environment working with integrated therapy, care, and education teams? Do you have patience, empathy, resilience and want to be part of making a positive difference to young people and their lives?

Come and join us, we have the perfect role for you.

Residential Support Worker – Specialist Children’s Home

Salary potential of £25,000 to £27,000

About the Role

This is a great opportunity to continue to develop your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our residential support workers carry out an essential and varied role and provide individual, bespoke support required by the children and young people in our care. You will accompany the young people to appointments, activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, complete relevant paperwork, undertake keyworker sessions, deliver personal care, undertake household tasks, and where appropriate administer medication.

Who are we looking for?

When it comes to caring for our young people, only the best will do. We want friendly and responsible individuals who have a passion for caring and making a difference to young lives.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision and values and who can provide a safe and nurturing environment for our young people. You will be calm, engaging, resilient, and able to work the required shifts.

You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it can be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, is willing to go the extra mile and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.

Already qualified to or willing to work towards your NVQ3 in Health & Social Care.

About Kites Children’s Services

We provide specialist care and education for young people with who have experienced early years trauma.

We work hard to help the young people develop into confident, safe young adults who make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Our integrated approach is effective because it brings together different strands of care, education, and therapy which are shaped to each individual’s needs.

Why join us?

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly specialist environment and be part of a real integrated and inclusive multidisciplinary team who work hard to support each other whilst delivering personalised care, therapy, and education to enrich the lives of our young people.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

  • Salary from January 2022 is £21,840 to £23,920 depending on experience and qualifications plus
  • £42 per night sleep-in allowance
  • Enhanced night waking rates
  • Enhanced overtime rates
  • Enhanced bank holiday payments
  • £1000 accountability bonus
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Contributory Pension
  • Extensive Induction and Training Programme


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