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Senior Residential Support Worker Role Residential Children’s Home (SEMH)

           ( £ 26,000 per annum )

Location :- Lieston

Qualification :- Minimum Level 3 in Childrens residential force

Driving license very essential

40 hours per week

£45 pounds per sleep in

Our client :-

Our client currently operates two registered children’s homes in Suffolk. Our client is committed to helping and preparing young people to grow and develop into adulthood, through building positive relationships and living and learning together within nurturing homes.

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 .

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 we are looking for

An experienced senior care worker or care workers who are ready for their next challenge.

Applicants should have experience of working with children who present behavioral challenges, possibly those with additional mental health and wellbeing needs, Autism or ADHD.

The successful candidate will have resilience and an empathetic and understanding nature, be able to lead a team of staff, and support the management team in the home to achieve the statement of purpose.

The Role

The Senior Support Worker you will work as part of the wider staff team to achieve the statement of purpose of the children’s home. As a Senior Member you will act as the lead support worker on your shifts and will need to plan, guide and manage a team of staff working with you. You will play a proactive role in supporting the management of the home to achieve the care plans for each child and will promote this ethos amongst the care worker 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
  • To ensure the care given to the young people and the work of our clients organization and its employees reflects the Statement of Purpose
  • To provide support and guidance to staff regarding effective daily operations and practice issues, and to delegate duties
  • to ensure shifts are planned in a way that resources are appropriately allocated and responsive to need, including the supervision of young people
  • To provide advice, guidance and support to young people and staff in setting and maintaining the boundaries and structures in place and adhering to the organization’s expectations
  • 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 and support staff and young people in positive decision making
  • To role model good practice always
  • To provide support and leadership to staff members
  • To provide formal supervision to staff members
  • To source staff cover in the event of staff absence or sickness in conjunction with Manager
  • To provide sleep-in cover as part of a team on a regular basis
  • To develop and implement an activities program for the home, and to risk assess these activities with oversight from
  • To support care planning and behavior support plans
  • 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 provide all the relevant information for the next team at handover and making sure that everything is accounted for, and all recording is up to date
  • To demonstrate commitment to personal development, g., through undertaking training
  • To be in contact with parents, social services, or other relevant authorities as
  • To manage petty cash and purchasing as
  • To undertake such duties as the Registered Homes Manager may, from time to time, request

To support keyworkers, or be a keyworker and ensure that all Keywork tasks and young people’s case files are up to date

  • To ensure appropriate use is made of the on-call protocol and for the reporting of notifiable



  • Well-developed written and verbal communication
  • Management of staff
  • Behavior management skills and knowledge of safeguarding
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Workforce


  • Experience of giving professional supervision
  • Driving license

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
  • Long term vision and resilience
  • Attention to detail


  • Creative
  • Sporty
  • Open to new activities


£24,500 – £26,000 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 PH002129

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