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Senior Residential Support Worker

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Job Title: Senior Residential Support Worker

Location: Accrington

Salary: £36,048 Per annum. Based on 10 shifts (including sleeps) per month.

With the opportunity to work overtime and the potential to earn up to: £42,151.68 per annum

About Us

At Prosperity Children’s Service we provide care for vulnerable children and young people across the Lancashire and Greater Manchester area. Our children and young people receive support from a small team of incredible Registered Managers and Support Workers who strive to engage, motivate, and instill confidence and life skills aiming for the best possible outcomes for them.

Due to expansion, we now have a few additional vacancies in our new residential homes.

Your key responsibilities as Senior Residential Support Worker:

We pride ourselves on our sector-leading provision and our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children and young people we look after. As such, we seek the highest calibre Senior Residential Support Workers who truly have a passion for helping children and young people to reach their full potential.

As the Senior Residential Support Worker, you will mentor, support and coach new team members and draw upon your experience to manage any challenges that may arise; no two days are the same. For our children you will provide emotional support, establish strong relationships, boundaries and routines, and create a warm and nurturing home environment. You will promote each child and young person’s needs, champion them, and support them to fulfil their potential. Whether this means getting involved in cooking, sports, outdoor adventures, music, or even getting a manicure, you will engage the children, open them up to new experiences and nurture their self-esteem and confidence.

We will train and develop you so you can deliver our therapeutic model to support and care for our children in the best way possible.

Prosperity Children’s Services is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in our care. All staff have a key role and responsibility in this area.

The Successful candidates will have:

  • A good understanding of the Children’s Home Regulations and Quality standards.
  • A good understanding of the Ofsted process and good knowledge of all current Children’s Legislation.
  • Some knowledge around the needs of children and young people with EBD/SEMH/CSE and the support services required to ensure their needs are fully met.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to lead on shift.
  • Good character and integrity with resilience that matches the demands of this challenging role.

Essential Requirements:

  • Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to work on a rota basis including sleep ins.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the Residential Children’s Services sector or have worked in a similar setting working with children with challenging behaviour.
  • At least 1 years’ experience of leading shifts in a children’s residential setting.
  • You must undertake our Crisis prevention institute training. This training provides you with fundamental knowledge around understanding trauma, de-escalation techniques, communication skills and safety interventions, inclusive of restrictive holds. Due to the trauma and past experiences of the children we work with, it can sometimes be difficult for them to regulate their emotions and behaviour, which can require the use of restrictive holds. As part of the role, you will be expected to carry out these safety interventions safely which can be physically demanding for extended periods of time.

Our Staff Benefits

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Blue Light Card
  • Free access to face-to-face Staff Counselling service
  • Company pension scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Double time for Bank holidays
  • Additional payments for on-call duties completed.
  • Great work- life balance with our condensed working rota and sleep-ins.
  • Lots of opportunities to progress as the business has exciting growth plans over the next few years.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

To apply for this job, please download our application form and email your details to