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Support Worker at eRecruitSmart

Support Worker

eRecruitSmart Crewe, Cheshire Full Time
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We have an excellent opportunity for a Support Worker / Residential Children’s Worker to join our clients friendly team in Crewe, Cheshire.

About the Company
Our client is a residential provider for children and young people based in Cheshire. They provide care and support to young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and learning disabilities and are committed to providing bespoke, individualised care at the highest level.

Whether you are experienced in the care sector and looking for a change or an exciting opportunity, or if you are looking for a new and rewarding career, our client would love to hear from you!

About the Role
We are looking for a Support Worker / Residential Children’s Worker to actively promote the rights of young people as individuals and provide them with quality care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation and your duties will include:

  • Assisting in the provision of a safe and homely environment both individually and as part of a team to help young people achieve their potential by strengthening areas of weakness and developing areas of strength
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and follow the company’s safeguarding policies and beliefs
  • Assist in the development of new techniques and approaches to child care provisions
  • Encourage development of individual interests and attitudes
  • Promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person
  • Establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the young people that will promote
  • their sense of security
  • Provide firm, consistent and fair boundaries in respect of their behaviour and employ appropriate
  • and agreed sanctions
  • Ensure that appropriate medical help is provided in cases of illness and accidents
  • Promote the development of a healthy lifestyle for Young People
  • Assist Young People in the development and sustaining of positive social networks with adults and
  • other peer groups
  • Organise and participate in group activities and group holidays
  • Assist in the provision/preparation of meals in the home and support Young People through the process of leaving care
  • Encourage Young People to develop their full educational and vocational attainment and observe and assess the behaviour of Young People
  • Engage in and supervise day to day care practices, creating an accepting environment conducive to the positive personal development of each Young Person
  • Undertake in planning for and preparation of Young People for admission or discharge, to and from residential care. This may include professional negotiations to ensure that the Young Person transfers to an environment stable for that individual and one where he/she can cope or be assisted to cope

Team Membership

  • Ensure that all Young People have care plans and to develop, implement and review packages of care
  • Work as a member of a team, ensuring that the reception, ongoing care and discharge of Young People is undertaken in accordance with the statutory framework and policies & procedures of the organisation
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings; this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care to enable the development of the unit
  • Work closely and in co-operation with carers, social work staff, specialists and other professional agencies in accordance with the role and function of the unit
  • Develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with families and other agencies
  • Attend childcare reviews and other forums where residents’ needs are being considered
  • Support less experienced staff from time to time as part of their programme of induction to the work and operation of the unit in conjunction with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Undertake sleep in duties as appropriate
  • Participate in the staff appraisal scheme
  • Show a willingness to undertake appropriate training as part of overall professional development. As agreed within supervision and appraisal sessions, agreed training will be financed by the company
  • Undertake training to Diploma level


  • Undertake routine administrative tasks and provide written reports and maintain the Young Person’s file as required by the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Compile reports, including Review, Progress and Incident reports
  • Adhere to appropriate guidelines and procedures
  • Undertake financial management and recording of day to day petty cash maintenance in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Carry out duties in accordance with the health & safety at work act, adopting safe working practices, in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures

Salary and Rewards
As a Support Worker / Residential Children’s Worker you will receive a salary of £21,700 per annum, including sleep in bonus plus:

  • Comprehensive induction process
  • Continual professional development
  • Internal Progression

How to Apply
Please note that eRecruitSmart is advertising on behalf of the Hiring Company and your CV will be sent to the Hiring Manager who is responsible for the vacancy that you have applied to.   Please only apply if you consent to these terms.

You must have eligibility to work in the UK.   Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted.  If your address and contact details are not on your CV, you will not be considered.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Support Worker, Residential Children’s Worker, Residential Support Worker, Crewe, Cheshire, Care,  


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