Residential Support Worker - Children's Home vacancy at The Deaf Academy

Salary: 22051.00 - 26252.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Jenna Spelman
Location: The Deaf Academy, EX8 2AU
Closing Date: 10/03/2024 23:59

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: w/c 11th March
Start Date: Depending on notice period
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Hours per week: 35.00
Weeks per year: 52.140
Contract Type: Permanent
Department: Residential Care - Children's Home
Pay Grade: RSW
Additional Salary/Benefits Information

Job Advert

Residential Support Worker – Children’s Home

£22,051 to £26,252 (£12.08-£14.38ph) pa

Additional sleep-in payment per shift (around £3,000 pa)


Experienced of working with children with additional needs? Have a passion to apply this within a Children’s Home, aiding their independence within a nurturing setting? Interested in learning BSL, upskilling in a range of skills, with opportunity for career development?


Rolle House is a registered Children’s Home specialising in supporting Deaf young people with complex needs. The Home has a distinct ethos as being nurturing and child-centred, applying therapeutic and trauma informed approaches (Thrive). You’ll receive training and have your own development plan that enables you to learn quickly and apply this to your role. In the day to day of your role as Residential Support Worker, you’ll be supporting our young people in developing their everyday opportunities, creating fun and developmental activities that support their independence. All helping to create happy memories as part of the young people’s childhood experiences. Working on a rota as part of a team of 4 and reporting to a Team Lead, you’ll work around 35 hours (including sleep-ins as part of a 24 hours shift) across a 3-week shift pattern.


Working at the Deaf Academy as part of our Residential Support team, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.


Can you demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with children with additional needs, and a desire to work within a care setting
  • A caring and resilient personality who really wants to make a difference to young people’s lives
  • The drive and motivation to achieve outstanding outcomes for the young people we support
  • Proven experience with working in a successful team
  • Commitment to training and development, including sponsorship to achieve BSL and NVQ L3 in Residential Care (Children and Young People)

What we offer:

  • Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution
  • Life assurance scheme of x3 the employees actual salary
  • Sponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3 and NVQ qualifications
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in total
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee assistance program
  • The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young people
  • Opportunity to work in caring and supportive home, part of a larger Charity and located within a very close proximity to the beach.



*Regular sleep-ins will be required with the role but these are not contractual or guaranteed. Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £45 per night.   

Salary progression is dependent on the completion of BSL qualifications up to Level 3 and the attainment of the Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma.

File Attachments

File Name Description
Residential Support Worker JD PS.docx RSW Job Description and Person Specification

Safeguarding Information

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

The Academy is a Disability Committed Employer in promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff. The Academy is also signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting ex-service personnel in recognising their skills and experience.


Organisational Fit
A commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and to following the Academy safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures
A commitment to promoting positive attitudes towards Deaf children.
Relevant Skills
Ability to support the personal care needs of students whilst maintaining their respect and dignity
Ability to form good working relationships and to work as part of a professional team, including with other professionals from outside of the Academy.
Personal Attributes
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
Ability to use own initiative and exercise sound judgement
Discretion, patience and a sense of humour