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Residential Support Worker
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Long-term, Permanent
£10 to £12 per hour
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01 April 2022
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Vision for Education has a vacancy for a Residential Support Worker for a school setting outside of Preston on a full-time basis, starting ASAP. The role is a temporary to permanent vacancy.

About the role

The successful Residential Support Worker will offer stability and safety by ensuring that the home is warm, friendly, and comfortable. Requirements of the role will be:

  • To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which children young people can feel secure and free from harm.

  • Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard.

  • Helping young people gain self control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.

  • Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare cooking, cleaning, general maintenance around the home etc.

  • To act as a key worker or co-worker for a young person to ensure that the young persons care plans are up to date and that all their care needs are being met.

The hours of work for the Residential Support Worker will be 12 hour shifts between 8am-8pm, 4 days a week one week and then 3 days a week the next or on the opposing team working 8pm-8am on the same schedule.

Full training will be provided.

About the school

The setting offers residential provision for students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

They are also supported by services, which focus on assessment and treatment for behaviour stabilisation. They adopt a person-centred approach, delivered by caring, supportive and outcome-driven staff. They understand the importance of place and as such they endeavour to create an environment that is welcoming, modern and empathetic.


To be considered for the role of Residential Support Worker you will:
  • A great deal of drive, patience and resilience.
  • Be proactive and empathetic in your approach, always aiming to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students you work with.
  • Be an excellent communicator, able to work well as part of a wider team.
  • An engaging personality, allowing you to form non-judgmental relationships.
  • Ideally have experience working with children with autism.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.


£10 to £12 per hour

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • A level 2 in child care qualification or equivalent.
  • To have recent experience in a residential child care setting within the last year.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Dave Travis on 01772 669 322 or email

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