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  • Start date details

    Depending on candidate notice period

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time: This is a role working on a shift pattern, in a team of 4 Support Workers. The shift pattern is over a 3 week period, working three 24-hour shifts for the first two weeks, and one 24-hour shift in the third week. An additional sleep-in payment is also paid.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

22051- 29252

Additional allowances

Additional sleep-in payment per shift of £45 per night (around £3,000pa)

Salary progression is dependent on completion of BSL qualifications up to Level 3 and Residential Childcare Level 3 NVQ Diploma.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Residential Support Worker – Children’s Home

£22,051 to £29,252 (£12.08-£14.38ph) pa

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

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)

*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.

What the school offers its staff

  • 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding is at the centre of all that we do at the Deaf Academy. Our Safeguarding Lead is James Heaver, who is supported by three Deputies and the wider welfare team, but everyone has an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of our students and every single member of staff completes compulsory safeguarding training.

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About Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
46 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number
01395 203130

Here at the Deaf Academy we have a unique culture. Student and employee development is at the core of what we do. We inspire the next generation to do incredible things. Our teams create a positive, stimulating environment to enable our children and young people to thrive. We’re looking for extraordinary people to join us and help shape our future.

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