Job Category
Childrens Homes | Support Worker
Location
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Salary
£27,005 - £29,004 per annum (Inclusive of average sleep-in payments and attendance bonus)
Closing date
24/03/2024
Ref
25728
Contract type
Permanent
Total hours per week
40 (Flexible and Reduced Hours considered)
Description

Working in our residential children’s homes At Homes2Inspire means working for a dedicated team providing nurturing and supportive environments for young people in our care. We are committed to help build a brighter future for our young people by offering stability, guidance, and pathways to becoming well-rounded adults – and our support staff are there every step of the way!    

The Role:   

As a Residential Youth Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in the lives of young people who require social, emotional, and mental health support. Your responsibilities will include:   

  • Providing day-to-day care and support to young people.   
  • Assisting in daily routines to ensure their well-being.   
  • Encouraging engagement with educational support and homework.   
  • Organising and participating in recreational activities.   
  • Creating a safe and welcoming environment.  

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Build strong relationships with young people, promoting trust and emotional well-being.   
  • Empower and motivate them to achieve their goals and overcome challenges.   
  • Foster a positive and supportive atmosphere within the home.   
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation.   
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes for the young people in your care.   

 

What you’ll bring:   

  • Compassion, patience, and a genuine desire to make a difference in young people’s lives.   
  • A willingness to work towards or current qualification in QCF level 3 in Residential Childcare.   
  • Previous experience working with children or young people is a plus but not mandatory.   
  • Resilience to be able to deal with challenging situations.   
  • Positive role model – honesty and empathy are a must.    
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.   
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.   

What We Offer:   

  • The chance to have a meaningful impact on the lives of young people 
  • 3 weeks of off-the-job training with an extensive training course and support to prepare you for the role 
  • Funded opportunity to achieve QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification 
  • Continued professional development opportunities 
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment 
  • Attendance bonus scheme offers earning potential of an additional £1400 per annum (following successful probation period) 
  • 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 
  • Opportunity to achieve QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare qualification 
  • Awards & Recognition - From Long Service Awards to Non-Absence Awards, we recognise the hard work and effort our people put and ensure we reward where we can 
  • Medicash - claim back an annual cost of everyday healthcare, such as dental, optical treatment and specialist treatment for yourself and your family members 
  • Wellbeing Support - Employee Assistant Program (EAP) 24/7 access to support via phone, sms, whatsapp and live chat. 8 free counselling sessions/short-term solutions provided. There is also an internal health and wellbeing team who are on hand and available to provide professional help and support during difficult times 
  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme where employees can earn a £500.00 bonus every time for referring the right candidate to us 
  • 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 
  • Subsidised days out and activities with our young people 
  • Meals included during shifts 

If you are passionate about helping young people reach their full potential and believe you have the qualities we are looking for in a Residential Youth Support Worker, we would love to hear from you.    

 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.  
  • Homes2Inspire and Shaw Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.  
  • Ofsted regulations outline that support workers working with children and young people must be 3 years older than the oldest young person within the home e.g., if a young person in the home was turning 18, you would need to be 21 at a minimum.  
  • We are not able to support visa sponsorship applications.  
  • Homes2Inspire is dedicated to supporting care leavers by offering guaranteed job interviews if you meet the minimum requirements for the role. 

Homes2Inspire is the only Ofsted Top 10 residential childcare provider that is charity-owned, to learn more about us and information on all opportunities available, please visit www.homes2inspire.co.uk or contact the careers team at careers@homes2inspire.co.uk or 01788 487057