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£25,318 - £25,823 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week
40 (Flexible and Reduced Hours considered)

Are you a positive role model looking for an exciting, new career opportunity providing invaluable support to children and young people? 

Job role: Children's Home Support Worker 

Contract:  Full Time, Permanent  

40hrs per week (Flexible and Reduced Hours considered)

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire

Salary: £25,318 - £25,823 per annum (Inclusive of 1 sleep-in per week at £40 each - an additional £2080 per year!) £11.17 - £11.42 per hour

Additional earning potential: 

Overtime opportunities available across other homes within Homes2Inspire! Take the opportunity to experience working across a different range of services - and increase your earnings! 

About Homes2Inspire 

Homes2Inspire Ltd are proud to be a part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK! At Homes2Inspire, we are passionate about what we do. As one of the country’s top Children’s Home providers, we strive for excellence in the care we provide, ensuring our children and young people are safe and supported day-to-day.

Homes2inspire have partnered with Northamptonshire Children's Trust to deliver an exciting new service that will work with children in residential children's homes who need some time to for the professionals around them to work out what the best next steps are for them. Working with children over a time limited period these residential children's homes will enable children the space, safety, and calm to understand their current position and help to quickly ready them for what happens next. This will mean working closely with the social care teams, foster carers and families to understand the child and their needs as well as identifying and working with the team around the child to establish what is currently available to support them.

We are looking for people who will be able to quickly establish a rapport with children and young people, work well with external and internal stakeholders to establish the needs of the children and then work with those who will look after the child next to make transitions for children as smooth as possible. 

We are opening two new services in Northamptonshire and are looking for individuals who are ready to take the next step in their career to support the 3 bedded services! The homes will be 3 bedded services which includes 1 bed for the admission of children in a self-contained annex.

“This role gives you the chance to be part of somebody making a change in their life. You need to think about the positive role model you want to be, what you aim for, the standards you will set whilst always remaining professional and keeping the young people safe is a priority. Everything else you can learn!” 

The Ideal Candidate 

We welcome applicants with qualifications and relevant experience, but our ideal candidate is not necessarily someone with previous experience. 

If you are someone with the qualities we are looking for in a candidate, we want to support you with your career every step of the way. 

We are looking for resilient candidates with a ‘can-do’ approach who have a desire and willingness to learn, are a team player and above all want to support our young people to have fun, learn, stay safe and thrive in the home and the community! 

For this role, we require a commitment to working a shift pattern, with flexibility Monday-Sunday. There will be an occasional need to complete sleep-in duties. If you have commitments that will influence availability, please advise at application. We are also looking to increase our pool of Bank staff. 

We would prefer candidates to have full UK driving license, but this is not essential for this role 

The Journey 

You will be supported by Homes2Inspire to get the training and qualifications needed for you to carry out your role, including a 2-week initial training course to cover mandatory requirements before commencing work within the home. 

The fully funded initial training course will include subjects such as Safeguarding, Health and Safety, First Aid, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma, Reporting & Recording and our own BILD certified Minimising Physical Intervention ’Safe and Sound’ training program. 

Once in the home, you will commence ‘shadow shifts’ initially and will receive support from your supervisor and the team around you with learning the ropes, the homes routines and of course - our young people and their individual needs! 

During your career with Homes2Inspire you will receive further support with your continuous professional development in the form of: 

  • Regular supervisions, appraisals and mentoring within the home
  • Additional training opportunities and refresher training
  • On-going support with our in-house Teaching Assessor who will support you to achieve your QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification within 2 years
  • Opportunities for career progression across the organisation – Some of our Regional Operation Managers started off as support workers within Homes2Inspire! 

The Benefits 

Aside from the fulfilling aspect of helping to support young people reach positive outcomes, there are other benefits to this role. The work undertaken by our dedicated teams are invaluable to us, Homes2Inspire employees also have access to the following benefits: 

  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays with increases with length of service (up to 33 days after 5 years’ service) and ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Medicash - claim back an annual cost of everyday healthcare, such as dental, optical treatment and specialist treatment
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) – 24/7 access to support via phone, sms, whatsapp and live chat. 8 free counselling sessions/short-term solutions provided
  • Wellbeing support – We have an internal health and wellbeing team who are on hand and available to provide professional help and support during difficult times. Our team all have an NHS clinical background and are trained in their field of expertise
  • Shopping, Cinema and Holiday discounts – you can also sign up to the Blue Light discount card for £4.99 for 2 years to access additional online and retail savings
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – A cost-effective solution to getting new cycling equipment
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme where employees can earn a £500.00 bonus every time for referring the right candidate to us
  • Subsidised days out and activities with our young people
  • Meals included during shifts 

Please note: 

All successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process in line with safer recruitment requirements. This includes right to work checks, Enhanced DBS Check for Children and Adults workforce (H2I will cover the cost of this check) and satisfactory reference checks in line with safer recruitment requirements. 

Please note we are not currently able to support any visa sponsorship applications. 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.