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Job Title Residential Support Worker
Job reference SS857
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 12 - 17 + 2 increments for weekend working
Pay From: £13,901.50 per annum To: £15,148 per annum
Hours 18.5 hours per week
Closing date 23 February 2024
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Residential Support Worker.

Abbeyford short breaks is rated outstanding with Ofsted and is seeking to appoint a part time Residential Support Worker.

Abbeyford provides short breaks to children and young people (age 7-18) with learning disabilities, who also have health or behavioural needs.

The service is committed to providing a high standard of care to all children and young people who attend. We promote a positive environment in which their social, emotional, physical and educational needs are met.

The successful candidate will be required to work a shift pattern including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and also undertake sleep ins and waking nights, for which an additional allowance is payable. You must have knowledge of child development and be able to identify and respond to young peoples needs. You must be available at short notice to work.

You will receive regular supervision and support, including in-house training opportunities.

The Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting Paul Spencer - Registered Manager on 01744 677277.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here
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Person Specification.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.