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Childrens Residential Support Worker

  • Job reference: TMCHRSNEWCASTLE
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: 3 x Childrens Residential Workers, Newcastle

This position is to care for and co-ordinate the activities of young people on a day to day basis, within a Childrens Residential Facility, so that good outcomes are achieved. The position is full time for an initial 3 month period with the high chance of extension. Pay Rates are between £9-£11 per hour depending on experience.


- To respond to and aim to achieve the identified outcomes for young people as outlined in their Individual care plans/TRAINING PLANS and as agreed with the young person your line manager and other agencies. To directly participate in the care planning process.

- To take on the role of the key worker to individual young people as required by the manager.

- To work in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant stake holders and agencies, in pursuit of the identified outcomes for young people.

- To ensure that work with young people is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements. To work with groups of young people effectively and creatively in line with risk assessments in a planned and flexible way.

- To contribute to the normal development of the young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle. To provide a variety of appropriate stimulating activities and present as a consistent and caring adult role model.

- To be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are safeguarded.

- To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people, taking account of race, culture, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation & age.

- To contribute to care planning, reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation and monitoring of care plans.

- To undertake and follow young people's and site risk assessments.

- To effectively manage the consequences of risk taking behaviours of young people, e.g. substance misuse, self harm, running away, etc.

- To provide appropriate boundaries to young people to help them to control their own behaviour.

- To provide for young people's physical needs as necessary, for example, by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, budgeting, or by enabling young people to carry out such tasks for themselves.

- To undertake administrative tasks and all forms of record keeping and prepare reports as required by the Home's Management Team.

- To work with young people, their families and placing authorities, in order to continuously improve the services provided by the Home and to contribute to the development of quality initiatives.

- To recognise and promote the rights of young people as recognised in legislative and practice guidance.


- Experience working within a similar Childrens Setting

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!