Residential Support Worker

Seashell Trust
£18,579 - £19,977 + benefits + overtime available
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Support Worker

Salary: £18,579 - £19,977 per annum + benefits + overtime available

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Type: Permanent

The roles will work in our state of the art 4 bedroom children's and young adults’ homes (age range 4-25 years old) at our single site in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester airport. (No travel required)

We’re looking for somebody who would love to spend the day with our young adults who need us to support them with a range of different things that they might find difficult. This could include support with day to day tasks or helping them to communicate.  If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you about joining our team of amazing Seashell heroes!

The details:

  • You’ll work a rolling rota with shifts over 7 days (every other weekend, but no nights)
  • If you’re not qualified, we’ll support you to achieve the QCF Level 4 diploma qualification in Children’s & Young People Workforce
  • These active roles will involve providing daily care and support for our young people including personal care needs, mobility, daily routine support, communication, independent living skills, learning and leisure activities
  • Challenging behaviours will present in these roles so to fully support our young adults, candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment (full training is provided)
  • The hours are 37.5 hours per week, with enhanced weekend rates of pay
  • You’ll get up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 days with length of service
  • These are full time permanent roles with good career development opportunities

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 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 preferred but not essential. We can also consider life experience.
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade A-C) or level 2 literacy and numeracy qualification is a requirement for these positions.

Our benefits

Pension scheme (8%), life assurance, access to physio, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, cycle scheme, on site parking, on site gym, generous holidays, annual performance related pay scheme, competitive salaries, enhanced pay rates for weekend shifts, career advancement opportunities and lots more.

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.

Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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