Support Worker (Children & Young People - Residential)

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£20,448.75 - £21, 525 Per Annum - Increasing following successful probation period
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Support Worker
Derbyshire (DE7 / DE75)
£20,448.75 - £21,525 Per Annum

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional provider of care for Children & Young People.

This is an organisation that offers excellent care and education support to young people with challenging behaviours.

We are looking for Support Workers support in the safe running of the home and work with a team to ensure positive outcomes for the young people.

The role will involve developing interests and attitudes of the young people and supporting to live independent and healthy lives, while encouraging educational goals.  You will support the young people to achieve the best outcomes

We are looking for individuals with experience of working with challenging behaviour within a residential setting and an understanding of safeguarding and promotion of welfare of young people.

The full-time hours are 39 hrs per week and will require a mix of shifts to be worked with the requirement to work some weekends and bank holidays and occasional sleep-ins are required


Early Shift   07.30am – 15.00pm
Late Shift    14.30pm – 22.00pm (sometimes with a sleep in – Extra Payment)
Full Shift      07.30am – 22:00pm


*Shifts are done on a fair rota system*

**Part time hours may be considered**


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support in the development of new techniques and approaches to childcare within the provision.
  • Encourage development in individual’s interested and attitudes
  • Establish positive and trusting relationships with the young people
  • Participate in activities and holidays with the young people
  • Assist in preparation of meals in the home
  • Promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person
  • Encourage young people to develop educationally
  • Observe and assess behaviours of the young people.
  • Ensure accurate care plans and reports at all times
  • Liaise with outside agencies to ensure the best care.
  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, young people and families
  • Always ensure best care practices in line with policies and procedures



  • Must have experience of working with young people in a residential setting
  • Must hold z relevant qualification in residential childcare or equivalent.
  • Experience of work with learning Disabilities or SEBD would be extremely advantageous
  • Range of life skills and experience is essential.
  • Understanding of safeguarding and wellbeing with regards to children and young people


In return:

You will receive a competitive salary and holiday entitlement, excellent training opportunities and career progression within an organisation that is growing and achieving outstanding results.


**Please note this client does not hold a a Sponsor Licence so we cannot offer sponsorship**


To apply for this position please email your CV to or alternatively you can call 0116 2334404 for further information 



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