Childrens Support Worker

Herefordshire, West Midlands
£16000 - £19000/annum
08 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker working with Children

Safehands Recruitment - Bromyard

Full Time Contract- 37 hours on a 3 week rolling rota

Shift pattern, mixture of both earlies approx. 07:00-15:30 and lates 15:00-22:00.

Salary- UP TO £18,700 (dependant on experience, and qualifications) with 6 monthly pay increase reviews

Start Date: ASAP

Interviews: ASAP : Interview dates next week- final stage intterview

Candidates with no experience looking to pursue a new career within health and social care will be considered. -BUT MUST HAVE A STRONG PASSION TO WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE COMPLEX ADDITIONAL NEEDS!!

This is a full time, permanent vacancy, whereby if you are successful you will be employed directly by the business.

I am recruiting for one of Safehands Recruitments prestigious clients based in the Herefordshire area. You will be working as part of a large community of specialised workers to support children age 8-19 with a range of learning difficulties, autism, communication difficulties, challenging behaviours and other complex needswithin a spacious residential site.

The students live in small group residential bungalows built around a central courtyard. The client creates homely environments that provide life skills training as well as having all the home comforts you would expect. They encourage their students to follow as many family experiences as are practically possible.

This full time permanent vacancy as a Residential Support Worker, salary of up to £18,700 with an extensive training package and internal progression.

Candidates with no experience looking to pursue a new career within health and social care will be considered.


Assisting clients with all aspects of personal care, promoting self-help and independence in-line with care plans and supporting with moving and handling techniques
Assisting the administration of medication
Assisting with domestic duties
Participate in regular review meetings and risk assessments
Attend and contribute to team meetings
Managing challenging behaviour in a safe and effective manner
To maintain knowledge and operate within current legislation and company polices and procedures
Promote in dependence and develop a trusting relationship with the clients
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Report any concerns that may indicate safety and well being is being compromised
To undertake all mandatory training inline with company policies and procedures

Person Specification

Staff must be flexible with shift patterns
Willingness to train to NVQ standard
Good values and aspiration to want to work in the Health and Social Care sector
Experience within a Health and Social Care would be advantageous but not essential
All applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing



Fully funded Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Children's Young People Workforce with on-site tutorial support
30 days annual leave per year
Advantageous shift patterns
Opportunities for internal progression, for example to Shift Leader and Home Manager
Pension Scheme
Childcare Voucher Scheme
Comprehensive training and support given in:

Positive behaviour management
Autism Awareness
Equality and diversity
First Aid
Food safety
Epilepsy awareness
Mental capacity act and deprivation of liberties
The opportunity to make a difference to someone's life and wellbeing
Travel pay for people who travel further than 20 miles one way.
6 monthly pay increase reviews

If this role is of interest to yourself please apply for the role immediately alternatively call Safehands Permanent Division on (phone number removed) or email

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