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Senior Child Residential Support Worker Job in Swindon

Job Description

New Directions are recruiting on behalf of a children’s residential home in Swindon. This exciting new opportunity not only pays you a great salary, the company benefits are also great!

Our client is looking for experienced senior residential support workers to compliment an existing team. To be considered for this role, you must have the following:

  • Experience of acting up as a senior within a children’s residential home
  • Experience of supporting challenging behaviour and complex needs
  • Leadership skills
  • QCF Level 3 CYP
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Willingness to complete a variety of shift patterns including mornings, evenings and sleep overs

What’s in it for you?

  • £20,500 Basic Salary + additional payments for sleep ins
  • 25 days holiday
  • Career Progression
  • Working for an established company in this sector


  • If you like what you see then please do not hesitate in getting in touch with Omar to discuss further. Call us today on 02920390150 OPT 1 or simply submit your CV and we will endeavour to come back to you within 24 hours if you meet the above criteria.

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 0117 3143512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 15th July 2020

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