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Senior Children's Residential Support Worker (EBD)

North West (On-site)
Job description

Have you ever wanted to help set up a new Childrens Home?

This is an opportunity to help create the ideal nurturing, caring, safe environment from scratch. You will be working with a team of people that are there to support the opening of this new Children’s Home, in a fully refurbished property.

The Together Trust has formed a partnership with Manchester City Council to set up and provide an excellent children’s home where children with behavioural issues who have had a difficult start in life find a secure loving home.

You will help to create a caring home for up to 5 children who need permanent care or who need support to help them prepare for a move into foster care. You will work as part of a dedicated team to help support these children helping to build a better life for them.


Location – Lower Broughton / Cheetham Hill - North Manchester

Hours- 37.5 hours per week

Salary - £25,546

  • Sleep in shifts paid at £96 per sleep in.
  • Weekends paid at 25% premium on the hourly rate.
  • Bi-annual salary increments.
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 30 after 5 years and 33 after 10 years plus bank holidays.
  • Occupational sick pay and family friendly policies including enhanced maternity.
  • Together rewards platform for discounts and wellbeing support.
  • Flexible working is encouraged.

We also provide a caring, supportive environment for all our employees, with a strong emphasis on a good work / life balance, and this something you can’t put a value on!

Please see the attached list for the full list of benefits on working for the Together Trust.


About the position….

  • As a children’s Residential Support Worker, you will work as part of a residential childcare team providing support for the children and young people with their physical, emotional, and social needs with an emphasis on promoting their personal growth and independence.
  • Working on your own initiative and as part of a team, you will be to preparing and assisting the children and young people to fulfil the aims of their person-centred plan.
  • You will support the children and young people with communication and work closely in a team that has a passion to improve their lives whilst in our care.
  • You will work flexibly to undertake the full range of duties in a well-planned way that respects and values the children and young people as individuals.

We provide compassionate, nurturing care for the children and young people who are in crisis and have complex needs, supporting them to move on from a difficult past to a brighter future.


About you….

You don’t have to have any previous childcare experience as full training is provided, but if you have experience that is a bonus! We look for applicants who have the following skills.

  • You must have your level 4 in Children, young people, and family’s practitioner qualification or equivalent for our senior role.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll be expected to liaise with other staff, parents/carers, and professionals.
  • An ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, taking the lead when required, maintaining & encouraging open and honest communication.
  • A good standard of written English and IT skills would be essential, you will be writing reports and keep record of the Children and Young Peoples progress.
  • Transporting children / young people to an activity or school is a requirement. A driving licence that has been held for 12 months would be desirable.

Is this you? Are you ready to make a positive change? Then please take a closer look at theFull Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this advert.

Full Job Description and Person Specification is attached.



We are a Real Living Wage employer.

Together Trust has committed to paying all staff a significantly higher salaries than the government minimum wage. By officially registering as a Living Wage employer, we are showing our commitment to our employees, now and in the future.

Apply now!

If you think you might have the relevant skills and experience, we are looking for, please get in touch or apply now.

In order for the Trust to comply with the apprenticeship funding rules, it is a requirement of the role that the successful applicant must be able to evidence that (1) they have the right to work in the UK without additional approval for more than 20 hours each week throughout the year and (2) they have an eligible residency status for the purposes of the apprenticeship funding rules. In most cases this will mean that the individual needs to show that they have been ''ordinarily resident'' in particular countries (including the UK) at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship.

We welcome applications from those with a right to work in the UK. We do not currently sponsor overseas staff.

We may remove this vacancy prior to the expiry date if a suitable candidate is found therefore early applications are encouraged.

Shortlisting will take place throughout the duration of the advert as we are seeking more than one individual.

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The Together Trust View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000

We are a UK charity supporting children in care and people with disabilities, autism and complex needs in the North West.

Posted on: 23 April 2024
Closed date: 30 April 2024 at 22:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker