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Senior Support Worker

  • Location:

    Bath, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Services for children

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  • Salary:

    £24900 - £28800 per annum + 29 hols plus BH pro rata

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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Job Description

Senior Support Worker, Children with Disabilities, BATH.

An exciting position has become available for a full time Senior support worker in a short break service for children and young people aged between 8 and 18 with disabilities.
Hours: - 37 hours per week on a 24-hour rota basis with sleep in.

This will be providing a fun and stimulating short break in a safe, friendly, and homely environment.
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Residential Worker who is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of young people and children! This is an extremely rewarding and exciting opportunity.
As this is a senior position you will be a shift leader who oversees the activities whilst on shift. You will receive training and supervision to support your personal development.

Responsibilities include:
- providing a safe, stimulating, and caring environment for children and young people and contribute to the day to day running of the home and ensure the home always remains compliant.
- Taking a lead with case/care planning management for individual children or young people, undertaking assessment of need, developing a care plan, identifying agreed outcomes.
- Supporting children and young people in all aspects of their care, personal care, administration of medication and clinical procedures.
- Taking a lead role in organising activities.
- Knowledgeable and responsible for the safeguarding of young people and an advocate for the well-being of the young people.
- Taking responsibility for inductions, supervisions, and appraisals for team members
- Administration, record keeping.
Must haves: -
- A minimum of Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care or equivalent such as level 3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People`s pathway.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Previous experience in leading shifts and supervising staff.
- Sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding.
- A real compassionate and positive attitude is a MUST
- A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.
- A positive attitude is a MUST
- Previous experience in residential care is desirable but not essential.


  • Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays,
  • Maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards,
  • 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands.
  • £24,900 per annum Additional £50 Sleep-in allowance per duty (1.5 per week). Approximate average earnings £28,800
  • you will also be required to participate on an on-call rota for every one out of four weeks and will receive an additional £700 per annum on your salary.
  • Discussions around shift flexibility, is available if required, at interview stage.

If this sounds like you, what are you waiting for? contact Louise on 0117 9486300


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