Residential Support Worker, Short Breaks Service (Children’s Home) SEAR81177

Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle
£17,822 - £19,164 + benefits + overtime
08 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Residential Support Worker, Short Breaks Service (Children’s Home) SEAR81177
Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester Airport, SK8 6RQ, Cheshire
Salary range: £17,822 - £19,164 + benefits + overtime

Holidays:Year 1 is 33 days, rising to 38 after 5 years

Role Summary – Residential Support Worker

Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

• We are recruiting for a talented Residential Support Worker to work in our Short Breaks children’s home
• This active role will involve providing daily care and support for our children and young people including personal care needs, mobility, daily routine support, communication, independent living skills, learning and leisure activities
• This role will work in our fantastic, state of the art 4 bedroom home supporting our children at our single site in Cheadle Hulme near Manchester airport
• Some challenging behaviours may present, so candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment

This is a full time permanent role for a Residential Support/Care Worker in a Short Breaks Service


• Experience working in a care setting supporting children/people with complex learning disabilities and communication, behavioural and sensory impairments or in a mental health setting is required at this time
• QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare or Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care (or similar) is preferred but not essential – successful applicants who are not qualified will be required to commit to completing the qualification supported by Seashell Trust
• Experience working within a short break/respite provision is preferred but not essential

The hours

• Flexibility over 7 days is required (37.5 hours per week)
• The roles operate on a rotating shift pattern
• The roles will work every other weekend

Our benefits for Residential Support Workers

Investment and support for QCF Level 3 qualification, pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, online retail and leisure discounts, doggy day care/grooming service, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, free parking and generous holidays!

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. We provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in our homes, at our school and college and through our short breaks services.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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