Vacancy Detail

Residential Support Worker

Volution Healthcare are currently looking for a Residential Support worker in Devon.


The role is a fantastic 6 month contract with a high possibility of being extended or an opportunity to be taken on a permanent basis.


The client provides secure accommodation for young people in a therapeutic, non-punitive restorative environment. We support young people to understand, manage and regulate their emotions, enabling them to positively re-integrate into a community setting. We achieve this by supporting young people to meet their individual care, education and health needs.


What will be required of you:


To comply with statutory requirements for Secure Units and Children’s Homes.

To assist in devising care and training plans.

To carry out assessments and provide reports for reviews and secure criteria meetings.

To take lead responsibility in overseeing the care, welfare and health of children and young people.

To ensure that their rights are upheld.

To promote and maintain contact with parents, carers and professionals involved with the young person including Education, the YJB and the placing authority.

To undertake specific work including victim awareness, crime reduction, anger management, inter-personal relationships, social skills, self esteem and others with individuals and groups.

To be aware of, and promote the needs and values of minority and ethnic groups.

To minimise through risk assessments, self harm procedures and physical interventions, the effects of violent and aggressive behaviours to self or others by children and young people.

To enable those admitted to understand their rights and responsibilities, the expectations and restrictions placed upon them and the reasons for them.

To operate and promote clear communications within the Unit and with external partners.

To advocate for the young person and ensure that their wishes are heard and taken into account.

To work towards a successful transition from secure to an open setting.


The pay rate for this role is up to £16 per hour for the right person!


To be considered for this role you will need the following:


• Experience as a support worker (at least 12 months experience)

• Can do attitude

• Be available within 4 weeks

• Be able to hit the ground running

• Clear DBS


Location: Devon | Salary: 11 - 16 per hour | Job type: Contract