Children Support Worker

Residential Support Worker Children with Specialist Needs in a School Environment

Full Time Contract 37.5 hours

Location: Dolgellau

Contracted Hours: 3 week rolling rota which consists of a mixture of earlies and lates, no sleep ins

Late: 3.00 p.m.

- 10.00 p.m., Early: 8.00 a.m.

-4.00 p.m.

Salary-up to £19,600 dependant on qualifications, experience and overall interview performance

This is a full time, permanent vacancy, whereby if you are successful you will be employed directly by the business.

I am recruiting for one of Safehands Recruitments prestigious clients based in the Gwynedd area.

You will be working as part of a large community of specialised workers to support children age 8-18 with a range of learning difficulties, autism, communication difficulties, challenging behaviours and other complex needs within a spacious residential site.

The students live onsite in a home felt environment which mirrors a relaxed family feel.

The client creates homely environments that provide life skills training as well as having all the home comforts you would expect.

They encourage their students to follow as many family experiences as are practically possible.

Responsibilities for a Residential Support Worker


  • Assisting clients with all aspects of personal care, promoting self-help and independence in-line with care plans and supporting with moving and handling techniques
  • Assisting the administration of medication
  • Assisting with domestic duties
  • Participate in regular review meetings and risk assessments
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings
  • Managing challenging behaviour in a safe and effective manner
  • To maintain knowledge and operate within current legislation and company polices and procedures
  • Promote in dependence and develop a trusting relationship with the clients
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Report any concerns that may indicate safety and well being is being compromised
  • To undertake all mandatory training inline with company policies and procedures


Person Specification for a Residential Support Worker


  • Staff must be able to follow a structured rota pattern of 3 week rolling rota which consists of a mixture of earlies and lates, no sleep ins Late: 3.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m., Early: 8.00 a.m.

    -4.00 p.m.
  • Good values and aspiration to want to work in the Health and Social Care sector
  • Experience within a Health and Social Care would be advantageous but not essential
  • All applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and social care (Children and young people) or willingness to complete within 2 years of employment
  • Understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities.

Benefits for a Residential Support Worker


  • Fully funded Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Children’s Young People Workforce with on-site tutorial support
  • Opportunities for internal progression, for example to Shift Leader and Home Manager
  • 200 hours Holiday
  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Weekend Enhancement
  • Salary progression opportunities reviewed every 6 months.
  • Comprehensive training and support given in:

    • Safeguarding
    • Positive behaviour management
    • Autism Awareness
    • Equality and diversity
    • First Aid
    • Food safety
    • Epilepsy awareness
    • Mental capacity act and deprivation of liberties


The opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life and wellbeing

If this role is of interest to yourself please apply for the role immediately alternatively call Safehands Permanent Division on 07584599276



  • Rate: £16.7k - 19.6k per year
  • Location: Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Emergency_Services
  • Recruiter: Safehands Recruitment
  • Contact: Sarah Jane Phillips
  • Tel: 02920660200
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0000060530
  • Posted: 2018-07-09 08:07:24 -

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