Residential Support Worker – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Residential Support Worker
  • Job Location:                     Hartwood House 
  • Salary:                               £27,803 – £30,296 per annum (pro rata) 
  • Hours per Week:               30 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     26/05/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8736 
  • This post is not open to job share


About The Team & Role


x2 positions available 


An opportunity has arisen for a position of Residential Support Worker to work in a Children’s home providing short breaks to children with disabilities.


The position involves providing care and support to enable children to progress and develop to reach their full potential. Part of the care provided will be to support independence, social skills and community based activities to achieve positive outcomes for all children. You will also undertake key-worker duties for specific children advocating on behalf of the child to parent/carers and other professionals.


You will be working in an established and friendly team in a home from home environment, the role will include working mornings, evenings, weekends and school holidays, staff are expected to undertake occasional sleep in duties.


GCC provide a training and development programme which is available to all teams. You will be expected to attend mandatory training and team meetings as required for the role.


About Us

Gloucestershire County Council provides the following rewards package in return for your hard work:

  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • Career development opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network



For an informal discussion please contact, please contact Jenny Glassonbury (Manager) on 01453 764692 or email: Jenny.glassonbury@gloucestershire.gov.uk or Dean Wilson (Deputy Manager) on 01453 764692 or email: dean.wilson@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-


Residential Support Worker Job Profile

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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