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Become a Residential Support Worker

Up to £30,807 – £33,309 per annum (includes sleep in shifts) plus benefits

Full-time, part-time, and casual roles are available across Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.

Work in a role that makes a positive difference to young people’s lives, with experts who can develop and support you.

Positions available in Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.

We’re dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential. If you are understanding and empathic towards children, are resilient, passionate and share our commitment, we’d love to hear from you!

Roles and Responsibilities

Our support workers are responsible for providing care and support to young people who are living in our residential homes. Duties and requirements of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people
  • Providing a nurturing and stable environment for children who may have experienced instability and disruptions in their lives
  • Encouraging the development of social skills and positive relationships among the children in their care
  • Helping with day-to-day tasks such as homework and household chores
  • Collaborating with other professionals, such as social workers and therapists, to provide the best possible care for young people
  • Ensuring that the residential care setting is clean, safe, and appropriate for young people’s needs.

As a support worker, you will have a vital role in providing care, support, and guidance to vulnerable children and young people. It requires a great deal of compassion, patience, and empathy, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

What do we offer?

  • Meals included
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Full training provided with qualification
  • Progression within the organisation on promotion and development of given role
  • Company pension
  • Refer a Friend programme – unlimited at £500 for each person referred
  • Monthly clinical and professional supervisions, with access to therapeutic support
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Why work with us?

At Budwood, we are dedicated to nurturing our staff through continuous training and development opportunities. Our achievements are fuelled by the passion, talent, and expertise of our team. By joining us, you become part of a supportive group of professionals, all united by the common goal of enhancing the lives of young people.

We believe that realising our ambitions for young people requires a committed team that shares our vision: enabling children to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential. This journey demands resilience, empathy, and unwavering dedication. For those driven by a passion to make a difference, it is an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding path.

Join our team!

Find out what it’s like to be a support worker at Budwood.

“I keep harping onto my line manager how wonderful and supportive Budwood is but it’s because it’s so true!  I’ve been working in care over 20 years now and never received this level of support and inclusion, particularly as a bank worker.  The services, handover times and shift expectations and trainings so fantastic.  I have attended more training, supervisions and meetings as a bank worker with you guys that I have ever had in my main job. Thank you for the support”

Bank Support Worker

“Budwood are by far the best care provider I have come across. The staff are enthusiastic about their role and you get a sense that each of them strives to get to know the young person and give them the best possible support they can. Their communication with professionals is outstanding and this has enabled me to be able to do my job better too. I would recommend them in an instant.”

Social Worker

“Just wanted to say how brilliant you and the support staff at Budwood have been at communicating with me. It has made my job so much easier and meant I can focus on trying my best to support my young person. Thank you for continuing to offer him a safe, warm and welcoming place to live. I’ll catch up with you soon no doubt!”

MET (Missing Exploited and Trafficked) Worker – Southampton City Council

Apply today and help make a difference to young people