Support Worker/Senior Support Worker

Department: Residential Care (students 6 – 19 years), Residential Care (students 19 – 25 years)

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 40 hours per week / 52 Weeks

Salary: £9.01 - £10.50 per hour (£18,745 - £21,834) Dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 29 February 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Start Date: To be confirmed

Support Worker/Senior Support Worker

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited  from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided  political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR. 

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of caring and compassionate Support Workers, who are committed in providing the very best quality of care and support to children and young people to enable them to reach their full potential.   In return, we offer superior rates of pay and the opportunity for accelerated progression from Support Worker (£9.01 - £9.55 per hour) to the role of Senior Support Worker (£9.86 - £10.50 per hour).

Assisting with the care of students and helping to build mutually beneficial relationships within both educational and residential settings, you will play an essential role in supporting our children and young people with the development of their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity.  You will assist with on-site activities, leisure trips and off-site group events.

We are looking for support workers that:

  • Have a genuine passion for working with children and young people and enjoy working within a motivated team
  • Have supported individuals or students with SEN within either a school, college or residential SEN setting
  • Have supported students/individuals pupils in small groups or on a one to one basis
  • Have the ability to work with initiative, resourcefulness and passion in order to support
  • Able to consistently engage through praise, direction, calmness and individual support
  • Are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised
  • Are confident IT users and proficient in completing documentation

Have relevant (SEN) experience, including autism and complex needs in a similar organisation and/or relevant qualifications (NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare), although not essential. Full training provided plus the opportunity to complete NVQ 3.

Ideally, you will have some SEN experience, however, we will consider applicants who have minimal experience but have a can do attitude and a willingness to learn.  For those who possess the drive and motivation, we will support you to develop your qualifications, skills and knowledge, and for some, a rewarding career working with Children and Young people with SEN.


We are able to offer accommodation to our full-time Support Workers, on a first-come first-served basis.  These are single rooms in furnished houses that are completely separate from our Student Houses, on our woodland site.  All-inclusive rent is from £300 to £400 per month, depending on room/location.  If you would like to be considered for one of these rooms, please indicate this on your application form.

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