Childrens Support Worker

Safehands Recruitment Limited
14754.47 GBP Annual
09 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Support Worker working with Children

Safehands Recruitment - Bromyard

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

Salary- GBP14,754.47 - GBP17,601.83 (dependant on experience) with 6 monthly pay increase reviews

Start Date: ASAP

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 SPECIALIZED 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 needs within 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 GBP17,601.83 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:
    • Safeguarding
    • 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 on Sarah-Jane Phillips on or email