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Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for qualified and non-qualified Residential Support workers to work in children’s homes across multiple area’s within South Wales.

We recognise that this Covid 19 Pandemic has affected many people in different ways, one of which being loss of employment or reduction in hours in your current role.  This is a fantastic opportunity for support workers that have previous experience working with young people that are looking for a fresh start within the sector.

The home’s we supply to generally deal with children between the ages of 8 and 18.  Our client’s works towards providing young people with the greatest opportunity to grow intellectually and morally within an environment which is safe and nurturing. Most of these children have had challenging times in the early years of their lives and many of them do have emotional & behavioural disorders. So experience in dealing with this is beneficial.

Candidates applying will Ideally (Not essential) hold a QCF Level 3 Children & Young people in Health & social care and be registered with social care Wales.

Pay rates: £8.72 – £10.50 per hour (dependant on experience)

*Many of our staff that are placed with clients on a temporary basis end up being employed on a permanent basis – resulting in full/part time permanent jobs. Temping is a great opportunity to get your ‘foot in the door’ of many of different clients and get an insight of how they operate etc. This also gives you the chance to showcase yourself in preparation for any job roles that come up.

Must ideally have experience in the following;

  • Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
  • Complex Needs
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • Asperger Syndrome

Duties will include;

  • Supporting the development of the children and Young people.
  • Ensuring the safety of the service user, reporting any safeguarding issues.
  • To promote the independence of all Children and Young people in your care.
  • To provide assessment and care to a high standard – meeting physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
  • To fully participate and support young people during education activities.
  • Liaise with other professionals including teachers, parents and carers.


Please contact us on 02920390150 option 1 ASAP if interested.

Additional Information

The role of a Children’s Residential Support Worker

Children’s Residential Support Workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children in care. Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education and all aspects of their development.

As a residential support worker you will need to gain the trust of children and young people who for a variety of reasons need to use residential care to help them deal with issues affecting their lives. The work involves being a role model, developing good relationships and guiding children and young people in their learning, life skills and personal development. You will have an individual responsibility to comply with statutory child protection processes and make sure that children are kept safe from harm.

You’ll need:

  • the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust;
  • tact, patience and understanding;
  • mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.

To work in children’s homes, you must be at least 18 years old and at least 4 years older than the oldest child in the home. For this reason, many of these jobs carry a minimum age restriction of 21.

Children's Residential Support Workers will be required to hold or complete the relevant Level 3 qualification in Children & Young people.

In Wales, Residential Child Care Managers and Workers must register with the Care Council in order to practise.

  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 20th May 2020

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