Children's Residential Support Worker

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New Horizons is expanding and has vacancies available for Children’s Residential Support Workers for our homes situated in Stockport and Manchester.

We are looking for bright, energetic people to join our growing team of children’s residential care workers, if you are looking for a rewarding role with superb benefits, fantastic working environment, training, and career development then apply today!

Through ongoing development and training we ensure our people are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
We offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities, to keep our people up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice.

Our work can be challenging and rewarding in equal measure as the children and young people we work with have complex needs. We work as a family of services supporting each other so our people are equipped to do their jobs well and confidently.

About Us

New Horizons was established almost 25 years ago with the intention to “Build Brighter Futures”, over the years we have organically grown and now have five children’s homes over Stockport and Greater Manchester. We have built a reputation as a leading provider of residential childcare, and aim to provide long term, stable and secure placements to young people who have known chaotic childhoods, multiple placement breakdowns or may have come from failed foster care or adoption placements.

We operate a therapeutic model, providing all our employees regular training in the Cornell University approved, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), which aims to deescalate young people in crisis without the need for physical intervention. At no time is this issue more important than during periods of crisis and upset. The skills, knowledge and professional judgement of staff in reacting to crises are critical in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger rejection, hurt and depression.

We are now a “preferred provider” with most Local Authorities across the UK, and regularly receive upwards of 600 referrals a month from Local Authorities wishing to place young people with us. This hard work has also been recognised and celebrated by Ofsted, placing authorities, the young peoples families and other external agencies.

We look after children and young people of 8-17 years of age, with that have been victims of abuse, neglect, display challenging behaviour/complex needs, learning disabilities, Autism and children on the periphery of offending.

Our skilled and experienced staff team have consistently delivered placement stability, high quality health and social care and achieved excellent educational results, which have been pivotal to our success in achieving positive outcomes for children with all kinds of challenging behaviours. The Support Worker will be a part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people. The aim being to ensure the physical, social and emotional care of the young residents and the establishment.

About the role

New Horizons are expanding, and we are looking to recruit Children’s Residential Support Worker’s to join our ever-growing team. We are looking for individuals who wish to make a difference to our Children & Young People’s lives. You will ideally be an experienced support worker that has worked in a residential service before, however don't worry if this is a complete career change. New Horizons offer exceptional in-house training to support your career.
You will need to be a driver as you may be taking the young people to school or out to do activities and hobbies on evening and weekends.

Salary:  £19,968 - £27,248 per year*


*Coming in April 2022* -  up to 33 days of annual leave(enhanced from 28)**

  • Access to Perkbox
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Store discounts
  • Wellness programmes
  • A rewarding career in Children Services
  • Making a real difference in young people's lives and improving outcomes for young people
  • Top rates of pay
  • Peoples Pension scheme
  • Ongoing support in advancing your career.
  • Great discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets, driving lessons, holidays, family days out, restaurants and high street shopping.

*Lowest salary based on 40 hours per week as a Residential Support Worker - Highest salary based on 40 hours plus 2 sleeps per week, actual hours may vary slightly* Salaries from 1st April 2022.

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