All Regions
Ditchling Common, East Sussex
Advertising Salary
£29,808 – £30,474 (Inc. sleep-ins)
Residential

About The Role

‘I Laugh, I have fun, memories and it’s like a family.– Quote from a young person.

Want to work in a children’s home that makes a positive, lasting difference to children’s lives? Are you an experienced Residential Worker or Youth Worker, or do you have no experience but are looking to build a career in residential care?

We need determined, resilient people to be long-lasting, significant adults in a child’s life.

Our home is in the small village of Ditchling, just outside of Brighton. We provide care for up to six children and young people.

‘It makes me feel happy and safe everyone is here to support us.’ – Quote from a young person.

At compass we believe in not only supporting children to reach their full potential but also in supporting you as adults to reach your full potential. In doing this we can set out clear career progression paths to help you along your journey. Doing so also supports our children with consistent, long-term adults being in their life.

As a home, we ensure that we create an open, warm, loving and caring culture. This ensures our children feel safe, know they won’t be judged by us and most importantly thrive within our home.

 

What makes us different?

  • Commitment to excellence - Our home has been outstanding 11 out of 12 years. Our house is set in a lovely rural location with an amazing garden for all sorts of fun activities!
  • Generous budgets devoted to childrenOur children are able to come to home and have their wishes heard this could be down to how they want their room or through a range of different activities including holidays abroad!
  • Direct therapeutic work with children – We aim to provide all children with therapy, driven by industry-leading psychologists and practice. This will include therapeutic training for all staff.
  • Skills to Care Induction - We have developed an induction course that is thorough and market-leading that gives you full support, mentoring and opportunities to develop, not only within your career but also therapeutically.


What our children say about our house

‘It means memories and I feel safer here than anywhere I have been before’. ‘I Laugh, I have fun, memories and it’s like a family.’ ‘It’s a safe place.’ ‘It’s a happy place, nice house and cosy.’ ‘It makes me feel happy and safe everyone is here to support us.’ ‘For a place that children make memories when their parents’ can’t.’

 

Why choose Compass?

  • Earn a highly competitive salary with £50 per sleep-in.
  • We will support you to develop in your career giving you an option to work towards your Level 5.
  • A great work/life balance with flexible working patterns.
  • Earn up to £3,250 by recommending a foster carer or up to £1,000 by recommending a full-time staff member.
  • Receive a £100 bonus for achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome for the home and a £200 bonus for achieving ‘Outstanding’.
  • Receive £200 (2 years), £400 (5 years) and £600 (10 years) service awards, plus up to £500 special recognition award for outstanding practice.
  • Access to our health and wellbeing support platform. Receive cashback for various medical and wellbeing appointments and treatments with our MediCash scheme, as well as the chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.
  • A chance to win an in-house monthly peer award.


What will I do as a Residential Support Worker?

  • Using your experience and skills – further developed with our support and training, you will assist with the care of our children and young people.
  • All of our homes adopt therapeutic practices, allowing you to develop into a specialist care provider. Training also includes reflective practice to consistently improve the way we care for children.
  • You will create positive relationships with the children, meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times.
  • You will create timetables, setting boundaries and expectations for the young people. Consistency and organisation skills are key.
  • You will meet a variety of children and young people, some of whom may require high levels of supervision and support.
  • Be part of a team that stands out and makes a difference in the lives of the children that we look after.
  • Be part of a team that promotes a family lifestyle environment.

If you want to develop your career and make a real difference in a child or young person's life, apply to be a Residential Support Worker with Compass today. Please note that you must have a valid driving licence.

The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check. To be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.

Compass is an equal opportunity-employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As we continue to grow, we know that wemust have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.

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