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Residential Support Worker

  • Sportfit
  • New Milton, Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £24100 - £24700 per annum

Job Overview


Residential Support Worker

Here at SportFit we are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for children who have been through adverse childhood experiences. We believe in creating a supportive and empowering environment where everyone can grow and thrive.

Position Overview - We are seeking compassionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a resilience and strong commitment to trauma-informed care and be passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children who have experienced adversity. As a Support Worker, you will play a vital role in providing emotional support, guidance, and nurturing care.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide direct support and care to children who have experienced trauma, fostering a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Being reflective in your approach as an individual and within a team setting.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individualized care plans for each child, focusing on their unique needs and strengths.
  • Foster positive relationships with children, encouraging trust, empathy, and emotional regulation.
  • Participate in regular training and workshops to enhance your knowledge and skills in trauma-informed care and related areas.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to the care and progress of the children.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues and families to ensure holistic care
  • Contributing to the seamless operation of the home, from household chores to financial management
  • Encouraging our children to explore new horizons and embrace their individuality.
  • Being a listening ear and a source of encouragement
  • Celebrating every milestone achieved by the children
  • Guiding the children towards independence while fostering self-belief and resilience

We're looking for individuals who are:

  • Understand trauma-informed care, principles, and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with children and colleagues.
  • Compassionate, patient, and empathetic demeanour.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when necessary.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of the children and the organisation.
  • Relevant qualifications in Childrens Residential Care or related fields are desirable.
  • Having an understanding around a PACE/DDP Model of Care is desirable.
  • Experienced in working with vulnerable children or within similar environments
  • Flexible and adaptable to varying shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Holder of a valid UK driving licence

Why Us

At SportFit, we're not just a team; we're a community dedicated to nurturing the potential of every individual.

When you join us, you'll receive:

  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities to enhance your skills
  • Generous overtime opportunities
  • A supportive work environment focused on employee well-being and teamwork, including regular catch-ups with the In-House Counsellor.
  • Well-appointed homes with ample staff support
  • Perks including free parking, meals, life assurance, and critical illness coverage
  • Exciting employee benefits like our Health Cashback Scheme and Employee Referral Bonus

If you are passionate about supporting children to achieve and ready to embark on a rewarding journey where every day brings new opportunities to make a difference, then SportFit is the place for you! Join us in creating brighter futures for the next generation.

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