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Senior Children’s Residential Support Worker

Job Description

Are you an experienced children’s residential support worker looking to step up to a Senior Children’s Residential Care Worker Job?

Are you passionate about supporting children with challenging behavior and additional needs and looking for a new challenge?

New Directions have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Children’s Residential Support Worker to join a passionate team in Conwy supporting young people in a CSE setting.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, resilient, motivated individual who is passionate about working with children and wants to make a difference to the lives of young people. You will need to be committed, able to communicate effectively and clearly, encourage and mentor the young people whilst having a lot of fun as you will be paid to go to do activities with the young people such as football, cinema, theme parks, shopping, bowling.

As a support worker within a residential service, you will be driven to provide holistic & ongoing support and care for young people with complex needs, challenging and emotional behaviour whilst encouraging independence and supporting their development pathway through individual health care plans.

Job Requirements:

-Must hold 2 years experience as a residential support worker

– NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People is Essential

-Holding a Full UK driving license is essential  as you will be required to drive the young people to education, appointments, days out, family contact, shopping etc.

-Have 2 years minimum experience as a Residential Support Worker

-Working within a CSE background is advantageous

-Must be willing to work on rotating shift pattern/weekends and do sleep in’s


This role will include weekend, evening and night work but it is an incredibly rewarding role offering competitive rates of pay

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: 22nd July 2021

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