December 13, 2022

Roles available in Cheddar, Taunton & Burtle, Somerset.

Residential Youth Support Worker- £26,000 per annum (excluding additional sleep-in rate)

We believe every child and young person has the right to a safe place to live where they are listened to, cared for and understood. Do you?

If the answer’s yes, then your next career step could be working for us. We’re looking for an exceptional person to join us in the first of ten new Children’s Homes in partnership with Homes2inspire Limited, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to assist in developing a new service within Somerset. The successful candidate will be an inspirational role model for the young person, while demonstrating to the young people the value of education, care and development to achieve better outcomes.

The Residential Youth Support Worker will be supervising young people at a Children’s Home providing advice, care and stability for the young people, ensuring they are treated equally and provided with equal opportunities on a daily basis. You will be a compassionate and resilient person, who will play a core role in the care provided to the young people.

The role offers lots of scope for development and progression for the right person within this innovative and forward-thinking service.

What we’ll offer you

A unique opportunity to help shape and develop our new Residential Children’s home service within Somerset.  With multiple homes, in multiple locations opening across Somerset, we are sure to have a role right for you.
An award-winning employee wellbeing support package from an employer with an over 80% employee engagement rating
A salary of £26,000 per annum, with a £40 additional sleep-in rate
A three-week comprehensive induction package to make you feel at home with our way of working and expectations
Consultation and development opportunities to enable you to work confidently to support children and young people’s emotional and mental health.
Opportunities to shadow and spend time with colleagues from across the partnership organisations to understand each other’s roles and share your knowledge and skills.
Professional development training to progress internally into roles with Homes2Inspire, a national top ten residential children’s home provider, Somerset County Council or Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays
Life assurance, extensive high street discounts and healthcare cash plan

What you’ll bring

An enthusiasm to work for a top ten residential children’s homes provider, Homes2Inspire, which is part of one of the UK’s largest charities, Shaw Trust.��
A willingness to work towards or current qualification in QCF level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent.
A full UK Driving Licence (desirable)

About the partnership

Homes2inspire Limited, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council have formed a unique partnership to offer homes and support for children and young people within Somerset who have experienced significant trauma and difficulties in their lives. We are creating a different sort of home and care for children and young people which offers them flexibility and support from a full range of people that can help them. This home is part of a wider service we are developing together including, more children’s homes, high needs foster carers, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) intensive treatment houses and therapeutic education. Homes2inspire is a leading provider of Children’s Homes with 30 homes across the UK. Our teams strive for excellence for our children.

The partnership is also able to offer wider support and clinical supervision with mental health and social work practitioners. Working as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary professional team offers you the opportunity to share and develop best practice. Being part of this wider team within the partnership will enable you to be part of a different way of making inspirational futures for children and young people.

Candidate applications will be reviewed regularly, and we reserve the right to interview candidates before the advertised closing date of this role.

Interviews will be scheduled every Monday via MS Teams.

Due to our partnership with Somerset County Council, please be aware that personal information given by applicants may be shared with Somerset County Council at any stage of the recruitment process.

Please Note all successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process, inclusive of a DBS check, Right to Work checks and references will be obtained.

Homes2Inspire Ltd are proud to be a part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.