New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

We have an exciting new vacancy for a Support Worker and Senior Support Worker Role within the Education and Social Care environment with a National UK Children’s Private care client based in Bere Alston, Devon.

The client caters for looked after children with severe autism, ADHD and learning disabilities.

Residential care is provided at the on-site residential home for up to 14 young people either on a weekly, termly or 52 week basis.


• We are recruiting for a company that prides itself on specialist care for young people within the looked after care services.
• The client is dedicated to ensuring children, young person’s/adults are safe and healthy and able to make a positive contribution and realise their full potential through enjoyment, achievement and economic well-being.
• The Home caters for boys and girls aged 10 up to 19 years of age and young adults.
• This is an exciting opportunity for a full time career and further career development.
• All Shifts are a mixture of days and weekends.
• We are looking for people to join the ever growing team for full time, but also have flexible shifts available for people looking for agency work.

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.

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: 11th April 2018

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