Residential Support Worker - Kyloe

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2023 23:59
£24,294 - £25,979 Band 4 plus Market Force Allowance of £5,000 per annum payable in addition to the basic salary
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kyloe, Stannington
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information
Kyloe House Secure Children's Home 

Residential Support Worker – 2 full time positions fixed term

Salary: £24,294 - £25,979 Band 4 plus Market Force Allowance of £5,000 per annum payable in addition to the basic salary.   


Enhancement paid between the hours of 8.00pm - 6.00am and weekends up to £2491.78 per annum, depending on hours worked.  There is also an additional payment of £39.24 for each sleep-in shift completed. These payments are additional to the basic salary. 


Job Location: Kyloe House, Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6DE.  


Are you looking for a rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of young people in secure care? If you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.  

Who we are 

Kyloe House is a state-of-the-art secure environment with first class facilities. Our approach is to provide exceptional care.  Kyloe House cares for young people in secure accommodation with orders as directed by the courts, who need support and intervention in a safe and caring environment focusing on education and training in vocational skills, life skills and social skills.  

Why choose us 

Working at Kyloe House is not just a job, it’s one of the most rewarding career choices you will make. Our work is challenging and physical but if you have the drive and dedication, resilience and passion then you will enjoy an exciting and stable career with us.  

It is important that our children are supported by adults with a range of professional and personal experiences, ensuring they have access to positive roles models who can offer a range of skills and values to support our children to achieve their best possible outcomes in life.  


The Band 4 Residential Support Worker is an entry level post therefore, we encourage applications from people with experience in a similar discipline, but this is not essential as we appreciate that there are adults that hold transferrable skills and values that meet the requirements of a suitable candidate but have never had the privilege of working directly with children and young people.   


We offer a comprehensive induction and shadowing process for all new staff, excellent training and there are lots of opportunities for personal development and career progression within Kyloe House. 


Staff are supported by the offer of regular one-to-one sessions to discuss and reflect on your work.  As part of Northumberland County Council, you also benefit from a family-friendly policy, pension contributions, leisure and culture discounts at council venues and a range of other discounts.  Staff also have free access to the onsite gym as well as meal provided whilst at work. 


The role  

The young people at the Secure home range between 10 to 17-year-olds and come from across the country are likely to have experienced significant trauma, so working in the home can be tough. They are vulnerable and often arrive with a history of difficult and challenging behaviour.  Your personal qualities and life experience will help us create an environment of reflection, personal attention and specialist help. Your talents will help young people develop the values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction that will enable them to return to the community in a more positive and purposeful way.  


You must have a good general education and be willing and able to undertake relevant training up to Level 3 and 4 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma or equivalent qualification.  


Useful information  

You will work an average of 37 hours per week, following a designated shift pattern of early and late shifts between 7.45am – 10.30pm and sleep ins, with alternate weekends and some bank holidays. 

After reading this information if you are still excited about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.  We’re making a difference - be part of it.  

The successful applicant for this post will be required to have Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.  

For further information about the post, please contact a Home Manager by email on KyloeAdmin@northumberland.gov.uk or telephone 01670 785900. 






We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous.  


If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. 


The closing date is 30th November 2023. 

Please note
This job is closed for applications.