All Regions
Westcliff on Sea, Essex
Advertising Salary
£28,560 – £29,184 (Inc. sleep-ins)
Residential

About The Role

Want to work in a children’s home that makes a positive, lasting difference to children’s lives, do you have experience or looking to build a career working with children and young adults or vulnerable people?

Compass Children’s Homes are looking for determined, resilient people who would like flexible working hours and have availability before or after school, some weekends and in the school holidays.

Compass Homes are built around accepting a child as they are in a non-judgemental way. You will teach them to build self-esteem and accept themselves, helping their journey into adulthood. We are looking for people like you to join our brilliant team to make a long-lasting difference in children’s and young adults lifes.

Your day-to-day responsibilities as a Part-Time Residential Support Worker:

Your job role will involve you working closely with children in care with you putting them at the centre of everything you do. Your day-to-day role will require you to support them in all aspects of their lives such as educational pursuits, hobbies, and activities.

  • 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 our homes adopt therapeutic practise, giving you the opportunity to develop into a specialist care provider. Training also includes reflective practise to consistently improve the way we care for children.
  • You will create positive relationships with the children, meeting their needs and always safeguarding them.
  • 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.

What makes us different?

You will be part of the compass community of over 30 homes, you will be supported in your day-to-day job role by a friendly and supportive management team. We will supply you with extensive and relevant training to support you and ensure your career development.

  • We make a house a home - We invest heavily in ensuring homes are beautifully decorated and looked after, so children can express their characters, feel safe, and enrich their lives.
  • Generous budgets devoted to children – Each of our homes are given substantial investment to allow for all children to really experience a childhood. This includes holidays abroad, recreational activities, and special events.
  • Direct therapeutic work with children – We aim to provide all children with therapy, driven by industry leading psychologists and practise. This will include therapeutic training for all staff.
  • Bespoke systems – You’ll spend more time working directly with children rather than duplicating reports and paperwork with our bespoke, time saving incident reporting system.
  • Detailed and supportive training – We give you a ‘Skills to Care’ induction. All new starters complete 2 separate weeks of classroom-based training as well as a week of shadow shifts to best prepare you for your new role.

We are a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. We have excellent internal frameworks including REACH and GRACE which all contribute towards your day-to-day job role. Above all we thrive on our ethos “Potential Not Perfection” meaning we will consider ALL applications, so if you have limited or no experience please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

What Compass offers you:

  • Competitive Salary - We used structured pay grades, so salary is based on your training and experience so that you are always paid fairly.
  • Pro-rated Bonuses – Receive a £100 bonus for achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome for the home and a £200 bonus for achieving ‘Outstanding’.
  • Outstanding Commitment - Receive £200 (2 years), £400 (5 years) and £600 (10 years) service awards, plus up to £500 special recognition award for outstanding practice.
  • Recognition & Awards - The chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.
  • Life Assurance Scheme - 3 x annual salary after successful completion of your probation review.
  • Health and Wellbeing Day – Additional day’s leave to support your mental health.
  • Increased Holiday - 224 hours holiday increasing gradually to 248 hours after 4 years’ service.

If you want to develop your career and make a real difference to a child or young person's life, apply to be a part-time Residential Support Worker with Compass today.

Please note that you must be 22 years old or above to apply as per children’s homes regulations. You must also 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 we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.

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