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Senior Residential Care Worker

Pin icon EX20 Okehampton
Pound Sterling icon £28,275 - £30,450 DoE with an increase after probation period
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 13 Jun 2024
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Welcome to SW Education & Care! We believe in empowering every child to thrive.

We are seeking to employ a passionate Senior Therapeutic Practitioner (Residential) to support our team in Okehampton, Devon.

Are you dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of children and young people?
This role could be the one for you! Read on to find out more…


At SW Education & Care, we believe that every young person deserves a place where they feel safe, valued and supported as they navigate the journey of childhood.


Our homes and teams provide a setting to support children and young people who have experienced trauma and difficult circumstances to discover their strengths and passions. We‘re committed to creating a culture of respect and inclusion for both our young people and teams.


The Role:


As a Senior Therapeutic Practitioner (Residential), you'll play a crucial role in supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma. Your role will require you to be a mentor and role model, offering emotional support, and providing guidance as they navigate life’s challenges. Your dedication will help improve outcomes for these individuals, ensuring they receive the care and attention they deserve.


Throughout the month there will also be occasions that you are on-call which will be on a rota basis and paid on top of your salary.


What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for working with children and young people and making a difference in their lives
  • Compassion, empathy, and patience to support children and young people who have suffered trauma
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Previous experience working with children/young people in a residential or similar setting
  • Qualified to level 3 in Residential Childcare
  • Hold a full UK driving licence


Benefits of working at SW Education & Care:

  • A competitive salary of £28,275 - £30,450 depending on experience with an increase on completion of probation
  • A shift pattern of 2 on 4 off
  • Additional holiday days with sleep-in included
  • Performance bonus
  • Excellent training & support
  • An ethos of collaboration and mutual encouragement
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free food
  • Sick pay

Ready to make a difference?

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding career journey and be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the futures of children and young people, we want to hear from you! Apply now and help us make a difference, one child at a time.


How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

We take the safety of our children seriously and follow stringent safer recruitment checks, the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require a full enhanced DBS and references.


You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Residential Care Worker, Therapeutic Practitioner, Senior Therapeutic Practitioner, Youth Support Worker, Childcare Practitioner, Behavioural Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Care Coordinator, Youth Mentor