“To make a difference to Young People”
The main purpose of the role of Residential Care Worker is to become part of the Residential family
and be committed to ensuring children and young people are safe and healthy and able to make a
positive contribution through realising their full potential with a focus on enjoyment, achievement
1. Manage the well-being and behaviours of children and young people ensuring any significant
behavioural or physical changes are promptly addressed and reported, referring to a senior
member of staff as appropriate.
2. Contribute to the effective implementation of individual programmes by supporting the
care, education, social and independence activities and experiences, which enhance the
learning and development of children and young people.
3. Maintain professional relationships whilst developing a good rapport with the children and
young people, colleagues, visitor’s and other stakeholders.
4. Assist senior staff with the compilation of care plans.
5. Prepare incident and other reports and update daily records and logs as required.
6. Contribute to the maintenance of safety, security and confidentiality through own
professional behaviour, including the adherence to policy and procedure.
7. Take responsibility for own development and up to date with new and innovative (proven) techniques for children’s services.
8. Responsibility for the correct handling of petty cash and appropriate expenditure of childrenand young people’s allowances.
9. Administration of medication in accordance with policy and procedure where applicable and
What you will need:
QCF Level 3 Diploma in relevant Care/Children and Young People related area or equivalent (If you do not hold a Level 3 you should be willing to undertake this qualification within 6 months of starting and will have a specific time period in which to qualify)
Experience of working with children or young people in an education, social development or care environment.
Excellent communication, coaching, observational and listening skills.
Effective organisational capabilities.
Preparedness to undertake certified training and refresher courses in a range of areas
including Child Protection, Physical Intervention, Behavioural Management, First Aid, Fire Prevention, Infection Control, Healthy and Safety and any other specialist training
Ability to manage the challenges experienced by children and young people that at times may give rise to unusual or anti-social behaviour which can be very emotionally or
Strong “Can do” attitude.
Preparedness to apply for an enhanced DBS check for Children’s and Young people’s
What you will get from us:
Salary of £10.15-£12.50 per hour.
28 days holiday per year (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training.
Enhanced DBS cost coverage.
Sick Pay at statutory rate.
Employee Well-being incentives.