Children's Senior Residential Support Worker

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Sale, England
Job Type
Full Time
£28,000 - £30,500 Per Year
Date Posted
6 days ago

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Senior Children's Home Residential Support Worker

We have a fantastic opportunity available for an experience and Qualified level 3 Children & Young People - Children's Senior Residential Support Worker.

About the job:

You will be joining a leading specialist client who cater for supporting children within in a full time (LAC) looked after care - residential setting.

We are looking for enthusiastic staff who have a passion for working with children and would like to help all children in care develop and nurture their life experiences.

The home operates 24-hours each day, every day of the year, requiring round-the-clock staffing and management. Your role will be to assist the manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose. To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager. To support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people. To undertake direct work with children and young people as appropriate. To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people. As a Senior RSW you will be responsible for supervising junior home staff as directed.

What would I be doing?

Senior RSW's are required to provide care and support to children in the 7 to 18 age range, although most of the residents are likely to be in their mid-teens. The full-time shift pattern is a 24-hour shift , including sleeping-in overnight. Senior RSW's typically work two-three full shifts per week, including shifts on the weekends. There is also the requirement waking night staff. The home's aim is to provide a family-type atmosphere.

You will be expected to meet the needs of children as follows:

  • To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which children/young people can feel secure and free from harm.
  • To actively promote the child's/young person's education by assisting with and encouraging school attendance, homework, school liaison, attending parent's meetings/evenings, PEP's etc, in particular with the Education Department.
  • To act as a positive role model to any child within the organisation. To bring into practice a Therapeutic approach in dealing with any Child regardless of age.
  • To assist the Support Workers in their roles as Key Workers and act as a link worker to the Children/Young People when their Key Worker is not available.
  • Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child's care plan and their responsibilities for its implementation
  • Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people
  • Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model.
  • To be responsible for, the maintenance of good quality written records and reports regarding the children/young people in our care. To ensure that all paperwork is clear and eligible.
  • Chairing children's meetings and facilitating consultation with young people generally
  • Acting as an appropriate adult where appropriate.

To manage a staff team through:

  • Providing managerial control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities.
  • Taking responsibility for planning shifts and ensuring their smooth running when on duty.
  • Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day to day matters.
  • Offering 1:1 supervision to staff in line with National Minimum Standards
  • Contributing to team and staff meetings to facilitate good communication and staff development
  • To co operate with the company's relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post
  • Ensuring staff work within the Homes policies, procedures and National
  • Minimum Standards requirements

General Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Registered/Deputy Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Statement of Purpose
  • To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager
  • To drive company vehicles - subject to policies and procedures
  • To work on a rota basis according to the needs of young people
  • To ensure that resources are allocated appropriately and financial records are accurately maintained
  • To receive supervision in line with National Minimum Standards and to take responsibility for personal development and progress of individual training needs

What Experience or qualifications would I need?

To be considered for this role you must have proven previous experience and a passion to work in the child care sector. Ideally you will hold or be working towards a Level 3 QCF Children and Young People's Workforce or Residential Childcare.

We are looking for candidates aged 21+.
You MUST have a full UK driving license and your own car for this role.

What would I get in return?

- £11.00-£12.50 per hour (dependant upon qualifications and experience) plus £50 a sleep in. This equates to between £28,000-£30,500 per annum inclusive of 2-3 sleep ins per week

- 24 hour shifts on a rota system.

- Enhanced Pay Rates During Bank Holidays.

- A Real Work Life Balance

- Ongoing in house training/online training and career development

- Holiday Pay

- Work Based Pension

Please send your CV for immediate consideration or call us for a chat on


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