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Residential Support Worker

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A specialist setting on the outskirts of Preston are seeking a Residential Support Worker.

The post holder will assist the Shift Leaders and Deputy / Registered Manager(s) in the day-to-day functions of the home and care programmes for young people with Special Educational Needs. The young people have emotional and behavioural difficulties and social and mental health conditions, aged 8-18 years old.

The core purpose of the role of the Residential Support Worker is to assist the Shift Leaders, Deputy Manager and Registered Manager in providing an emotionally secure, consistent, warm, supportive and caring environment for the young people and to encourage their social, physical, emotional, intellectual and moral development so that they may realise their own potential. Furthermore, to work to high professional standards of care, control and supervision.

The home is set in 4.5 acres of farm land located on the rural fringe of Preston and provides accommodation for up to 6 young people.

A level 3 diploma in Heath & Social Care – Children and Young people is desirable but not essential.

The role is based on a 42 hour week, on a rota basis, with a variety of shifts ranging from 3 hours to 14 hours per day, covering the period of 8.30am to 10.30pm 7 days a week. (Some shifts may commence before 8.30am).

If interested please send a copy of your CV to

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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