Residential Care Worker - Children & Young People

Posted 28 June 2024
Salary Up to £28000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
Specialism Social Work
Expiry 28 July 2024

Job description

Main Purpose of the Job and Role for a Residential Care Worker

The role of residential care worker is to assist the homes in achieving organisational objectives and aims set within the homes Statement of Purpose, whilst keeping in mind the values of the company. Under the direction of the Senior Residential care workers and the homes deputy manager residential care workers are to work together in achieving positive outcomes for all children and young people within the service by delivering the needs of care to the children and young people within the home. On a day-to-day basis, the residential care workers will support all aspects of care and for the children and young including daily routines, support with hobbies and activities, direct work and keywork sessions, along with providing opportunities for the children and young people to develop. Along with providing good quality care, it ensures all children and young people's needs are met in a fair and appropriate way.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Residential Care Worker

To work on a rota basis according to the needs of young people
Ensuring that each young person's care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs
Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare (cooking, cleaning etc)
Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager
Meeting the physical, emotional, behavioural, cultural and educational needs of young people
Providing support for young people in their education and extracurricular activities
Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
Acting as a role model and demonstrating appropriate pro-social ways of dealing with problems
Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network.
Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress.
Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regards.
Helping young people gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
Taking responsibility for a small number of young people and ensuring that their needs are fully met.
Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
Contributing to team meetings
Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential.
Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings where appropriate to provide information and achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model.

Qualifications and experience Residential Care Worker


Current driving licence
NVQ Level 3, 4 Children and Young People


Good communication Skills
Good standard of literacy and numeracy
GCSE qualification

Experience essential:
Previous experience of working with children and young people or care giving

Knowledge & Skills Residential Care Worker


Training Skills
Counselling Skills
Therapeutic Parenting Experience
Experience of acting as an appropriate adult (PACE)
Drugs Awareness Training


Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work as part of teams effectively.
Awareness of Equal Opportunities/ADP issues
Ability to motivate others
organisational skills
Understanding the needs of children including managing challenging behaviour

Time Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.