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Residential Child Care Worker

  • Job reference: ERBCCW0506
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently recruiting for a Residential Child Care Worker in the Preston area.

This is a fantastic opportunity for child care workers with experience with young people in a residential setting to join an established team with a leading child care provider.

£17,500 - £18,500
Full time

This is a full time role which will require you to work on a shift rota basis including days, nights and weekends.

* Working in conjunction with the management team, you will ensure that each young person has their needs met through effective assessment and care planning.
* You will review and monitor care plans/contribute to review reports as directed
* You will support and participate in young people's social, life-long learning plans and recreational activities in line with care plans, trips out and holidays.
* You will act as a Key worker to specified individual young person, taking on responsibility for specified areas of care and support. This includes ensuring all medical needs are met and supporting the young person to advocate his/her own needs and wishes.

* You will have previous experience working with challenging behaviours
* It is desirable to hold Diploma Level 3 Children & young people.
* It is also desirable that you hold a full valid driving license and have access to a vehicle
* You will have a proven ability to work on your own initiative and work as part of a team
* You will have knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with emotional and challenging behaviours
* You will have the ability to communicate effectively with young people, colleagues, family members, manager and other persons with legitimate interest in the project.

If you would be interested in this role or any similar roles please do not hesitate to contact Emily @ Service Care on 01772 208964 or email

Benefits of working for Service Care Solutions:
- Dedicated expert consultant providing single point of contact
- Provider of social work staff to over 200 local authorities

Note: Do you know someone who is looking for work in this field? If so, please pass these details on to them. If we are able to place them into work such as this, lasting over 13 weeks, we will happily pay you a £250 referral bonus!