Senior Support Worker

  • Full Time


Family run business - giving young people a voice

Role:  Senior Support Worker – The Lighthouse (Reamcare Ltd)

Location: Raynes Park, SW London

Job Summary:

The Lighthouse Children’s Home provides care for children with autism and learning disabilities and is based in Raynes Park, SW London. This is an excellent opportunity to work flexible hours and to gain experience of working with children and young people with special needs in a caring environment. The home is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.

Role requirements:

Required education – Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma with a Social Care pathway
Experience working with children with autism and multiple learning disabilities, who may display challenging behaviour
Minimum 1 year or more of experience working as a Senior/Team leader in residential care and 4 years of working in a support environment
Good written and spoken English
Ability to interact with a range of young people
Ability to lead a team and to work as part of a team
Ability to provide consistency of care and support to the young people


Team Leading
Shift Leading
Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the children’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
Supporting young people to do their favourite things and try new activities at home and also outdoor activities. These include swimming and going on annual vacation.
Providing high quality care to young people (including personal care) 

Benefits for you:

Flexible working hours weekdays and weekends
Opportunity to work for a well-known care organisation
Fully funded induction and in-house training
Partly funded (NVQ) qualification
Excellent opportunity for progression within the company
Full access to 100s of savings and offers available to staff including through the company benefit scheme ( ½ price cinema tickets, 6 % off 20,000 high-street shops, Free Mobile Insurance, Free Tastecard, Save over £300 per year on an Oyster card.)
Fully funded DBS

Our Company Values

Family – An inclusive, supportive and empowering ethos which is underpinned and inspired by family values and ideals.

Progressive – Continually learning and developing to seek improvements in all that we do. The collective and individual achievements of our teams and those they support are matched only by the ambition and appetite to achieve more.

Diverse – Distinct services with their own unique mission, unified by our shared ethos and ambition. 

Advantages of working for Reamcare:

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a motivated and determined team. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young adults we support, and our home operates with a high staff to young adult ratio. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Preferred candidate’s strengths:

Ability to interact with a range of young people
Ability to provide consistency of care and support to the young people
Ability to work as part of a team

Salary: £13.55 – £13.90 (£13.90 for candidates with qualification of Children and Young People/Residential Childcare – Diploma Level 3) + potential overtime

Job Type and Hours: The job is full time and will consist of 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis. This includes working some weekends.

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