Rowden House School – Residential Support Worker

Location: Rowden House School, Herefordshire



£21,294 – £23,263.50  (dependent on qualifications & experience)

37.5 hrs per week, 30 days annual leave

The role involves working a 3 week rolling rota pattern including evening and weekend work. This is includes two double shifts occurring every 3 weeks and a mixture of early and late shifts. The shift hours are as follows:

Early: 7:30 – 3:30

Late: 3:00 – 10:00pm

Other benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension and travel allowance for those traveling 20+ miles, £1500 welcome bonus for qualified staff

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Job Info

We are looking to recruit full time Support Workers to assist our residents within the school as well as in the home environment. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about promoting independence and providing the best care possible.

Experience is not essential as full training will be provided for the right candidate. It is, however, essential that you are patient, resilient and willing to learn.

As a Support Worker you will work within the school, plan activities & day trips and deliver personal care. You will also experience challenging behaviour, but we will provided you will the appropriate training and a series of shadow shifts so you can be confident in your ability to handle these situations safely. Our friendly team will also always be on hand for advice!

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will offer a support network of experienced care professionals, a rewarding career path and the promise that no working day will be the same!

About us

Rowden House School in Herefordshire provides individualised care and education programmes for children and young people aged 11 to 19 years, with severe learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour.

We invest in our staff, offering a thorough induction programme, ongoing training & development and all Support Workers are enrolled on a Residential Childcare apprenticeship in their first year. Our training team were even awarded SME employer of the year 2020 by Aspiration Training Ltd.

Find out why it’s great to work for SENAD and how our staff training programmes can support you in furthering your social care career.

What will we offer you?

– Free DBS

– Discounted RAC cover (up to 45% off)

– Career progression towards a TEAM LEADER earning up to £24,999

– A bonus payment of £1500 will be payable to new care staff (Support Worker grade only) who join us with a relevant Level 3 qualification. The £1500 is paid in instalments. Terms and conditions apply.

– Mileage allowance for those travelling 14+ miles to work

– Free meals while on shift

– Wellness Scheme

– Paid training hours

– Overtime available

– Free onsite parking

– Rolling rota pattern – so time off is planned well in advance!

– Upon starting in this role you would qualify for a Blue Light Card – a discount service for the social care sector providing members with discounts online and on the high street. Read more at:


– An ability to identify and undertake any training necessary to develop within the role

– Good sense of humour

– Calm and even tempered

– A natural respect for the dignity and individuality of residents

-A valid current driving licence

– Previous experience within a residential setting desirable

The SENAD Group is dedicated to equality of opportunity in all areas of work, education and care. We conduct wide ranging recruitment checks to ensure we safeguard those in our care, this includes a criminal background check if an offer is made. In addition we will conduct online searches and reference checks at an early stage in the recruitment and selection process.

If you would like more information on the checks we complete please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

For further information contact our recruitment team on 01885 488096 Ext: 12103 / email at

Rowden House School, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4LS

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