Senior Residential Support Worker (Children’s Service) SEAS85926

Cheadle, Greater Manchester
£19,164 - £21,294 per annum + benefits
26 Jul 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Residential Support Worker (Children’s Service) SEAS85926
Salary: £19,164 - £21,294 per annum + benefits
Location: Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, SK8 6RQ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Permanent

Role Summary

We are recruiting for a Senior Residential Support Worker to join our Children’s Service. This is a permanent position.

The role will work in a four bedroom home, and the main responsibilities of the role will be to support the day to day care and support needs of the children including personal care needs, supporting them in their daily routines, communication, independence and life skills as well as leisure activities. Some challenging behaviours may present, so candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment.

In addition the Senior Residential Support Worker will administer medication, support and co-ordinate key workers, and in the absence of the House Manager they will lead the shift for short periods of time.


The roles operate on a rotating combination shift pattern as below:

- Early shifts between 7.30am – 3.00pm
- Late shifts between 3pm – 10.00pm
- Split shifts, 7.30-9.30am then 3-10pm (4 per month, none in school holidays)
- The roles will work one weekend on, then one weekend off
- Full flexibility over 7 days is required

• Level 3 Health and Social Care/Residential Childcare qualification (or working towards it)
• Previous experience in a care setting, supporting people with learning difficulties and complex health needs
• Knowledge of communication strategies for non verbal learners; experience working with a variety of communication methods including PECs, objects of reference and basic signed communication
• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes and communicate effectively with staff/managers
• Previous experience leading shifts and rota management advantageous
• Experience in a short breaks/respite setting desirable

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Support Worker looking for career development opportunity. So if you are looking for a new challenge in a rewarding role then please apply by 8th March.

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young adults with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

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.