Residential Support Workers

Henfield and Ditchling areas – Compass Children’s Homes

Compass Community is an independent social care provider with an excellent reputation for providing high quality and tailored packages of care to young people. Based in the Calderdale district, we have two independent residential homes with attached schools. Both schools can accommodate for up to 5 boys in the 12-17 age range.

You will provide support on a shift work basis to a group of vulnerable young people who require high levels of supervision and support in terms of developing skills for independent living, support with education, training or employment, emotional support and guidance and supporting their therapeutic aims.

You will preferably hold a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent although we will consider applications from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to achieve this qualification shortly after employment.

The hours are to be worked on a shift basis to meet the needs of the business and require flexibility to include some evenings and weekends, on a rota basis including overnight duties.

Compass Children’s Homes will supply excellent support and professional supervision as well as regular training opportunities and the opportunity to undertake further qualifications. This exciting opportunity offers the right candidate the opportunity to work for an independent provider that is committed to staff development, staff retention and equality of opportunity.

We are inviting applications from individuals who are experienced in working alongside young people and want to be part of an energetic team, committed to making a difference. Applicants will need to demonstrate a real passion for children and be committed to the demands of the residential sector.

We are committed to safeguarding. The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to references, enhanced DBS and screening. This post holder must be aged 22 and above.

If you are interested in joining an innovative service provider and would like to request an application pack please email

Please note that Compass reserves the right to close this vacancy early upon receipt of sufficient applications.

Location: Henfield and Ditchling areas

Salary: £14,950 – £19,000(depending on experience)

Hours: 40 per week (approx)

Closing date for applications: 26th May 2015


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