Job Description

Thinking of a new career where you can help children reveal their real potential? Join the highest rated provider of care to children.

You’re the scene setter, you’re involved in everything that happens in the home. It’s not always an easy day, and it’s certainly not always quiet either. And, you know what? You love every last second of it.

Why? Well, towards the end of the day when the children are unwinding, watching TV, playing video games and feeling cosy and relaxed, you’ll know that it is your presence that enables these young people to feel comfortable, welcomed and safe enjoying a sense of security that they may have struggled to find until now.

We’re looking for someone who’s got the right attitude and is looking for a career that really makes a difference. The impact you’ll have on the young people you work with will be life-changing so making sure you feel well taken care of and confident about your future here is really important to us. That’s why job security is part of what’s on offer here for you.

Our home
Our purpose is delivering positive outcomes for our young people. That’s why we need a committed and enthusiastic individual, who starts every day with a fresh outlook and the passion to make a difference.

When you step into one of our children’s homes, you’ll feel the sense of warmth, happiness and fun-and-laughter that we get so excited about. The great thing for you is, you won’t be alone in your goal, you’ll have all the support you need from the team. Our work with the children isn’t about us, we are a team who are all about the children, all of the time.

Day to day you’ll…
…Get involved in all the little things that, while our young people might not even notice, make a lasting difference to their quality of life.

Things like:

-Supporting young people in all aspects of their life, relationships, social skills, activities and hobbies, in fact, everything that a parent would do in a typical family setting
-Making sure they’re up on time for school and have a good breakfast inside them!
-Getting their evening meals ready and planning things for them to do when they get home
-Helping them work through their homework (even when it baffles you too!)
-Encouraging them to get involved in activities or to just relax and feel at home
-Keeping up to date with paperwork and reporting.

Our salary and benefits offer:
Witherslack Group are the best provider in the sector. We also offer the best salary and benefits packages. As a Support Worker you’ll have an annual salary package of up to £27,347 including 3 sleep ins per month). As a great employer we recognise that pay is important but so is security and work life balance which is why we offer 7 weeks holidays per year and a company sick pay scheme that covers up to four weeks sickness after just two years’ service. This is in addition to a company paid health scheme that allows you to claim back the cost of your routine dental and opticians appointments as well as the cost of some prescriptions. You can even claim back the cost of the flu jab!

Being an employee at Witherslack Group also gives you access to a pension scheme. We will match your contributions up to 5%. We also provide Life Insurance.

One of the reasons why we are the best provider in the sector is that we invest in you and your development whether you’re an experienced practitioner or new to the care sector . As well as a comprehensive induction and training programme Witherslack Group will pay the cost of your Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare if you don’t already have this or an equivalent qualification. The cost of providing this qualification alone is around £6K.

At Witherslack Group we value career progression and developing internal talent. If you work hard you could progress your career with us allowing you to become a Registered Manager earning a £50k+ salary package.

For an informal discussion about the role please The Recruitment Team on 01539 566081

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.