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Senior Children's Support Worker

Posted 19 days ago by @ Vetro Recruitment

  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Permanent
  • £28,000 to £33,250 /Yr
  • Standard
  • Expires In 9 days

Are you a qualified children's support worker looking for a NEW and INVIGORATING role, with more responsibility and further progression opportunities?

I have an AMAZING opportunity in a well-established residential service for a senior children's support worker to support children and young adults with emotional, behavioural, social and mental health challenges.

We are looking for DEDICATED seniors who want to support young people; to enable them to develop in a setting where they feel safe and cared for.

Job Title: Senior Children's Support Worker

Salary: £28,000 - £33,250

Location: Rudford, Gloucestershire (GL2 postcode)

Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Shifts: 6-week rotation (Mixture of early, late, and night shifts)

**Due to the nature of the job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who hold a Full UK Drivers Licence**


  • Opportunity to continue progression with fully funded training and opportunities to complete further qualifications!
  • Subsidy for cost of living/inflation
  • Travel expenses
  • Annual salary review on performance
  • Casual dress code
  • Contribution toward registered early years childcare costs
  • 31 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Company sick pay
  • Referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage


  • To lead by example and support the management team to run the shift
  • Take greater responsibility for mentoring and supporting newer staff members
  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.
  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.
  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.
  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.
  • Support the children and young people in the home and promote their independence and well-being.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the 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.
  • Develop and maintain 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.

Requirements of a senior children's support worker:

  • Experience as a Children's Support Worker, or with Young People is ESSENTIAL
  • You MUST have a Full UK Driving Licence as you may transport the young people from time to time.
  • You must be over the age of 21.
  • NVQ or QCF level 3 in Children & Young People is ESSENTIAL
  • You must be able to commute to Rudford, Gloucestershire.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of young people in health & social care, whilst continuing on a career path within health & social care as a senior children's support worker - this is the PERFECT job for you!

Click apply today!!