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Residential Support Worker

Job Description

Residential Support Worker

Action for Children are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Residential Support Worker to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality care and support to children and young people with physical and learning disabilities.

The Residential Support Worker will work on a rolling rota covering various shifts, including some weekends. They will be responsible for building bonds with the children, supporting them with day-to-day personal care needs, and promoting their independence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team to provide flexible, responsive, and person-centred care to children and young people based on an assessment of their needs
  • Build and maintain professional working relationships with children, young people, and their families
  • Establish relationships and links within the community to assist the child, young person, and their family
  • Support children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication, and clinical procedures
  • Ensure that the views and needs of children/young people are heard and responded to by promoting communication and participation
  • Undertake routine household tasks to enable the smooth running of the home and promote independence
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of care plans and input to service planning meetings where required
  • Refer issues as appropriate that require specialist or management support
  • Record observations and maintain up-to-date files (paper and electronic)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent within two years of starting.
  • Enhanced DBS.
  • Some weekend shifts on a rota basis.
  • Willingness to participate in relevant on-the-job or off-site training.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations within the remit of the job.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and risk assessment.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please call Chris Richardson on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS:

  • A specialist dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact.
  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
  • Payroll service twice a week.
  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast-track online services free of charge.