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Childrens Residential Support Worker

Tavistock, Devon
£26,090 to £29,418
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

We are looking for enthusiastic, resilient and motivated individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of young people; to enable them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally in a setting where they feel safe and cared for.

No two days are ever the same as a Childrens Residential Support Worker, so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It is challenging, but incredibly rewarding work!!

You will be committed, passionate and able to engage, encourage and mentor the young people, whilst having a whole lot of fun! Getting paid to play football, computer games and going to theme parks is certainly a perk of the job!!

Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full drivers licence and a car

Salary:£26,090 - £29,418 (sleep allowance included)

Location: Tavistock, Devon

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 39hrs per week (shift pattern is flexible, however, you must be able to do approx 8 sleep-ins per month, weekdays/weekends) 14/24 hour shifts available.

Shift pattern: 7.30am - 11pm- sleep / 7am - 11pm - sleep / 7am - 8am.


  • Getting paid to go on bike rides and go to theme parks!
  • Opportunity to do the NVQ level 4 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!
  • Company pension
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Access to discounts for shopping outlets, restaurants and cinema's
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

As a Childrens Residential Support Worker you will be responsible for:

  • Encouraging young people to participate in activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • Keeping the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • Dealing with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protecting children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Providing support for the children and young people in the home and to promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintaining a safe environment for young people.
  • Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up to date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people's lives such as Psychologists.


  • Experience as a Childrens Residential Support Worker, or with Young People is desirable.
  • Experience within another healthcare or social care setting.
  • You must be a car driver as you will be required to transport young people from time to time.
  • You must be over the age of 21.
  • NVQ or QCF level 3 in Children & Young People is desirable.
  • Must be able to commute to Tavistock

If you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference, supporting young people between the ages of 8 - 18 with EBD, whilst starting on a career path within health & social care - this is the job for you!

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Vetro Recruitment acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Vetro is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merit alone.

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  • Job Reference: 706199479-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Vetro Recruitment
    Vetro Recruitment
  • Location: Tavistock, Devon
  • Salary: £26,090 to £29,418
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent