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Senior Residential Support Worker

  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • life assurance, critical illness cover

Job Overview

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. We are looking for a compassionate and experienced Senior Support Worker to join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of the children in our care.

Position Overview

As a Senior Support Worker, you will play a crucial role in leading and supporting a team of dedicated support workers. You will ensure that the highest standards of care are provided, promoting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the children. Your leadership and expertise will be vital in creating a therapeutic environment where children feel safe and valued.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and support to a team of support workers
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality trauma-informed care to all the children
  • Develop and implement individualised care plans and risk assessments
  • 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.
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams, including Social Workers, Therapists and Educators.
  • 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
  • Carry out supervisions
  • Participate in on call duties
  • Handle emergencies and challenging situations with calmness and professionalism.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation, ensuring confidentiality and adherence to data protection policies.

We're looking for individuals who are:

  • 2 years + experience working in a children's residential setting (Desirable)
  • Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Understand trauma-informed care, principles, and practices.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • 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.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with children, families, and other professionals.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of the children and the organization.
  • Commitment to continuous personal development.
  • 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
  • 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.