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Residential Support Worker – Children’s Home


  • Shift work
  • 2024-06-24
  • £25,051 - £29,252 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 200524-49719

£22,051 to £29,252pa* (£12.08-£14.38ph)

*Includes additional sleep-in payment of £45 per shift (equivalent to £3,000 pa)

Experienced of working with children with additional needs? Have a passion to apply this within a Children’s Home, aiding their independence within a nurturing setting? Interested in learning BSL (British Sign Language), upskilling in a range of skills, with opportunity for career development?

Rolle House is an Outstanding registered Children’s Home specialising in supporting Deaf young people with complex needs. The Home has a distinct ethos as being nurturing and child-centred, applying therapeutic and trauma informed approaches (Thrive). In this role you will develop your skills and as part of a passionate and caring team and have opportunities to grow in your career. You will be supported to upskill, and develop all aspects of continued professional development, within the arena of, residential care for young people with complex needs and neurodiversity.

In the day-to-day aspect of your role as Residential Support Worker, you will be supporting our young people in developing their everyday opportunities, creating fun and developmental activities that support their wellbeing and independence. All helping to create happy memories as part of the young people’s childhood experiences. Working on a rota as part of a team of 4, you will work around 35 hours (including sleep-ins as part of a 24 hours shift) across a 3-week shift pattern. You will combine maintaining a well-run, clean, and cared for home whilst meeting the daily needs of the young people’s care, enjoyment, and achievement.

Working at Rolle House children’s home you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to be the best they can be. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling future.

Can you demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with children with complex needs, and a desire to work within a Care setting
  • A caring and resilient personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives
  • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support
  • Proven experience with working in a successful team
  • Commitment to training and development, including sponsorship to achieve BSL and NVQ L3 in Residential Care (Children and Young People)

What we offer:

  • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
  • Life assurance scheme of x3 the employee’s actual salary
  • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3 and NVQ qualifications
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young people
  • Opportunity to work in caring and supportive home, part of a larger Charity and located within a close proximity to the beach.

*Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role and paid at a rate of £45 per night, these are not contractual or guaranteed.  The minimum salary for this role with no sleep-in rate applied is £22,051pa. The salary including sleep-ins may be up to £25,051pa (or £29,252 for those at top of the pay scale).

Salary progression is based on the completion of BSL qualifications up to Level 3 and the attainment of the Level 3 Residential Childcare Diploma, both are sponsored by the academy.


Closing date: 24th June 2024

Please contact the HR team on 01395 203130 for any further information or an informal chat about the roles available.

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Shift work on a 3 week rotational pattern, including some evenings and weekends

Job location

1 Douglas Avenue

Job category

Care / support worker, Learning disabilities, Residential care home, Youth work


The Deaf Academy Inspiring Education

Type of organisation





The Deaf Academy provides specialist education and residential care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people.

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