Residential Support Worker (Waking Nights – 4 on/4 off)

  • Job Reference: 00006962-1
  • Date Posted: 16 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Westbury, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £9.94 to £10.34 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Witherslack Group are opening a brand new children’s home in a rural location near Westbury. The home will accommodate up to five young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. All of the young people will attend our own on-site Learning Centre. We are the UK’s number 1 children’s home provider, as judged by Ofsted (our sector regulator).

The young people who live here sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, feeling ill, upset, or just unable to sleep. So to have someone like you there, who understands them and can make sure they’re alright, makes a massive difference. Working with teenage boys and girls (who while like any other teenagers, can exhibit challenging behaviour), You’ll need a special type of empathy, compassion, strength and resilience. Our homes are mixed gender and all our young people need role models – someone they can build a rapport with before going to bed. They might be anything from gamers, film buffs or football fanatics. Whatever they’re into, you’ll know how to talk to them on a level and build a relationship, so if they need help in the night, they’ll be comforted by your presence and you’ll know just how to meet their individual needs.

About you

We’re looking for the kind of person who gets along naturally with all kinds of people, but isn’t afraid to get stuck into a bit of cleaning and admin work during the quiet hours either. Not to mention doing the odd round to carry out building checks and keep the house safe. In short, it’s all about your sense of wanting to build a positive experience for our young people and give them the home they deserve in the best possible environment.

Experience in a similar role would be advantageous, but we welcome applications from all kinds of backgrounds
You’re keen to complete a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) within two years (if you don’t have it or its equivalent already
You have held a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months
You’d like to work in a place that takes issues like coronavirus so seriously, that it will not only allow you to interview by video to help keep everyone safe, but will also make sure as an employee you’re taken care of financially should you fall ill and need to self-isolateAbout us

Witherslack Group are the UK’s number 1 children’s home provider, as judged by Ofsted (our sector regulator). We are driven to provide the very best care and education for children and young people with complex, challenging needs. We have high staff-to-child ratios and in-house clinical teams, all contributing to our reputation for excellence and enhancing life opportunities.

Are you looking for the perfect entry point or a way to grow your career in care? At Witherslack Group we support and develop our staff to build careers with us and help them progress into roles that can earn upwards of £50,000.


We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector:

£1,000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme
35 days’ holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Life insurance based on two times your annual base salary
We’ll cover the £6,000 cost of your qualification
Health cash plan e.g. dental, optical and physiotherapy
24/7 counselling service
Cycle to Work and tax free Childcare VouchersFor a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

As a keyworker, or possibly in self-isolation, video and online interviews will be scheduled to work with your current shift patterns