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Senior Childrens Support Worker

Esland are driven to changing childrens lives for the better by providing best-in-class specialist services. We are looking for residential support workers and senior support workers to join our growing, highly valued team. Our teams are professional parents who are nurturing and supportive, giving our children high levels of care and allowing them to achieve amazing outcomes. Our homes vary in size and provide therapeutic, EBD and complex trauma support services.
A salary of £27,558 to £29,758 per year, depending on qualifications (based on a pay rate of £10.50 to £11.56 per hour and undertaking 8 sleeps per month)
We think that our teams are the best in the industry - if you want to join us, there has never been a better time!

The role of a senior support worker will involve:
  • Contributing to the young persons care plans and risk assessments, their review and implementation
  • Forming effective relationships with young people, their families (if appropriate) and external agencies
  • Ensuring the home is kept clean and in a tidy condition, adhering to the cleaning rota system, encouraging the young people to participate as appropriate
  • Ensuring that good quality records are maintained as required with supervision and advice from shift and Managers.
  • Maintaining and promoting residential care work to high levels of professionalism expected by Esland and Ofsted
  • Contributing to the educational and social development of each young person and assisting in the implementation of Individual Education Programs
  • Meeting the emotional and physical needs of our young people and maximising opportunities for their development
  • Providing support to the deputy/manager of the home whilst on shift and performing senior duties as directed
What we are looking for from you:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People or equivalent (highly desirable)
  • Experience in a children's home setting (essential)
  • Supervisory experience (essential)
  • Passion to help nurture young people
  • Be able to work shift patterns including sleep ins (Rota plan given in advance but likely to be 2 on 4 off)
  • Full, UK driving licence (essential)
  • All candidates must be over the age of 21 to meet industry regulations
What we can offer:
  • Enrolment onto the fully funded Level 3/4/5 Children and Young Peoples Workforce qualification
  • Enrolment into Esland pension scheme
  • 248 hours annual leave per year
  • Opportunities to pick up extras shifts / overtime at enhanced rate
  • Bank holidays paid at time and a half
  • Comprehensive, paid induction training and ongoing training within the role
  • Fantastic opportunities for career development, we promoted over 50 colleagues last year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A £500 bonus via our 'Refer a Friend scheme (successful referees will also be entered into a prize draw for an opportunity to win £5000)
  • Monthly recognition awards
  • Casual dress code
  • Access to big-brand deals and discounts via our employee benefits scheme E-Together
  • Food available whilst on shift
  • Free parking
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to a child's life!
About Esland
With over 35 years of residential childcare experience, the Esland group now has more than fifty residential childrens homes, and three schools, that are spread across the Kent, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire regions of England. We strive to support our children to achieve their very best outcomes, through our bespoke residential care, education, therapeutic and activity-led wraparound services.
Lincolnshire, England, UK