Senior Support Worker | Harwich

Feb 12, 2021 | Children Residential, Featured Roles, Senior Support Worker

Job title:
Senior Support Worker


Job reference REQ000613
Date posted 03/06/2020
Application closing date
Location Harwich
Salary From £20,800 per annum

Free DBS Check, Perkbox, Training and Qualification Opportunities, Internal Progression, Induction, Employee Support Helpline, Pension

Job description:-

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of Children? Then look no further as we have the role for you!

We are looking for Senior Support Workers to join our small friendly team supporting young people aged from 11 to 18 years with emotional and behavioural difficulties. You’ll help us create a home that offers a safe and family orientated environment for the young people we support. It’s a challenging role but can be hugely rewarding – making a difference to a young person’s life.

You must be 23 years or older to apply for this position due to current children’s care home guidelines.

At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker, you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support


  • Demonstrate written communication skills, sufficient to contribute to a record keeping system.

  • Be able to demonstrate a warm, person centred and affirmative approach to young people with physical disabilities.

  • As a senior you will be expected to lead and delegate appropriately when on shifts. You’ll also be responsible for completing regular staff supervisions, providing On-Call in case of emergency, covering in the absence of the home’s manager or deputy, and planning and participating in activities on and off site.

  • We believe in an ethos of positive role modelling in all aspects of our daily work life to help encourage the young people in our care to fulfil their potential as they transition to adulthood. Having a patient and understanding nature as well as good sense of humour is a must.

  • You will be expected to key work and liaise with social workers and other agencies, which involves compiling reports and completing weekly and monthly reviews, so computer skills and a good level of literacy is required.

About you:

  • Do you feel you can offer a SUPPORTIVE environment to enable people to grow and develop?
  • Can you inspire the people we support and your team to be AMBITIOUS and embrace new opportunities?
  • Are you LOYAL are you able to put the needs of very complex people first?
  • Do you value UNIQUE ideas and ways of working, do you support innovative practices?
  • Can you work in TRANSPARENT, open, working environments and foster inclusive working cultures?
  • Can you bring energy, positivity and an ENGAGING mind-set to work?
  • Are you passionate about enabling people to have a MEANINGFUL life, to have new experiences or even develop new skills?

Professional Qualifications:

Preferably you’ll hold an NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce and have a minimum of a year’s experience working in a children’s home.

About us:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Training/Qualification Opportunities 
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Induction – Support Workers joining us will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to their specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach
  • Perkbox – We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!
  • Employee Support Helpline – You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and well-being and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Pension
  • We’re passionate about putting a smile on the faces of the people we support every day. If you are too, then apply today to join our team


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