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Residential Support Worker Residential Children’s Home

     ( £ 23, 950 per annum )

Location :- Lieston

40 hour per week with over time optional

Sleep in £45 pounds per sleep in

Training provided to get NVQ levels

Essential :- Driving license

Qualification :- Level 3 in children’s residential workforce

Our Client  

We are currently recruiting for our client who  currently operates two registered children’s homes in Suffolk. We have a commitment to helping and preparing young people to grow and                 develop into adulthood, through building positive relationships and living and learning together within nurturing homes.

Our client care home cares for up to 6 young people .

The children our client care for are aged 9-17 with Social, emotional, mental health, and behavioral difficulties.

Our client  is rated Outstanding in all areas and is rating Good in all areas.

Safe Working our client is committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding the children and young people in our care to the highest standard. All appointments will be made using robust recruitment procedures       and will involve and be subject to enhanced DBS checks and vetting.

What our client is looking for :-

Our client  is looking for applicants who are enthusiastic and have a         desire to support children and young people who have additional needs.

Applicants may have experience of working with children who present behavioral challenges, possibly those with additional mental health and wellbeing needs, Autism or ADHD, however this is not essential.

The successful candidate will have an empathetic and understanding nature, and a desire to aid children in achieving their aspirations.

You will have resilience and be able to manage challenging behavior in a caring and considered manner.

The Role

As a residential support worker, you will work as part of the staff team to achieve the statement of purpose of the children’s home. You will play a proactive role in supporting the children in our care to achieve their daily plans and support them to understand and manage their emotions in a socially acceptable manner. You will take part in activities and support children’s appointments. You will follow guidance of the senior support worker team and the management team.

Role Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the provision of a sensitive and therapeutic residential service for the young people which best meets their social, psychological, educational, cultural, physical and health needs
  • To ensure the care given to the young people reflects the Statement of Purpose
  • To provide advice, guidance and support to young people in maintaining the boundaries and structures in place and adhering to the organization’s
  • To carry out domestic tasks to maintain reasonable levels of hygiene and maintenance and ensure that the building remains in a reasonable condition
  • To attend relevant meetings
  • To empower young people in positive decision making
  • To role model good practice always
  • To provide sleep-in cover as part of a team on a regular basis
  • To implement the activities program in place
  • To support the care planning and behavior management of children in the home
  • To ensure that the events of the shift are all accurately recorded in the logbook and that incident forms and young people’s logs contain all the relevant information
  • To always ensure confidentiality
  • To demonstrate commitment to personal development, g. through undertaking training.
  • To be in contact with parents, social services, or other relevant authorities as appropriate in a professional manner
  • To manage petty cash and purchasing as
  • To participate in “keyworker” responsibilities for a key child if designated
  • To guide and support children in their independence planning



  • Well-developed written and verbal communication
  • Behavior management skills and knowledge of safeguarding


  • Driving license
  • Level 3 Diploma Children’s Workforce (or commitment to undertaking this qualification)

Personal Attributes


  • Enthusiastic disposition
  • Committed to achieving best outcomes for children .
  • Flexible in achieving objectives .
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal development
  • Proactive and solution focused
  • Loyal and committed
  • Resilience


  • Creative
  • Sporty
  • Open to new activities


£20,000 – £23,950 depending on experience, additional remuneration for sleep in duties


  1. Blue light cards
  2. Team building program
  3. Christmas Meal
  4. Reward and Recognition vouchers 
  5. Ofsted Grading result
  6. Employee Assistance (EAP)
  7. £100/per person refer a friend
  8. Sleep-in £45/shift 
  9. Bespoke training and development plan
  10. Staff wellbeing coaching
  11. Overtime rate being reviewed and confirmed by April 2023

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Bhargav Krishnamurthy Srinivas

01206 258013
Quote Reference PH002127

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