Residential Support Worker.
Our role at Witherslack Group is to give the young people who live in our children’s homes a sense of security that they may have struggled to find until now. That’s why job security is part of what’s on offer here for you, as a Residential Support Worker. We want you to have a long-term positive impact on the young people you work with. So, making sure you feel well taken care of and confident about your future here is vitally important to us.
Do you consider yourself a real people person who is naturally caring and can quickly build relationships? If so, you’ll find working for Witherslack Group as a Residential Support Worker a highly fulfilling job. Working with teenage boys and girls (who, like any others, can exhibit difficult behaviour) you’ll need a special type of empathy, compassion, strength and resilience. Our homes are mixed gender and all our young people need role models they can easily relate to – someone they can build a rapport with and who can make a real difference to their lives. You’ll be planning social and leisure activities, supporting domestic duties and helping with hobbies - from football to netball, musical instruments to playing video games. Or simply chatting about a whole range of topics they’re interested in. Whatever they’re into, you’ll know how to talk to them on a level and build a relationship, so you can meet their individual needs and help create a home environment that they feel safe in. In short, it’s all about your sense of wanting to build a positive experience for our young people.
We’re looking for the kind of individual who gets along naturally with everyone, and can also say yes to the following:
• You’ve got the right attitude and approach, whether or not you’ve got previous experience in care or a similar role (although it would be advantageous)
• You’re keen to complete a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) within two years (if you don’t have it or its e...