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Date Added: Thu 16/11/2023

Children's Residential Support Worker

Taunton, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £25500 - £30000 per annum

Job Title: Residential Support Worker

Location: Taunton

About the Company: A dedicated organisation committed to providing compassionate care and support to children and young people. The residential facilities in Somerset are focused on creating a safe and nurturing environment for those in our care.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking empathetic and dedicated Residential Support Workers to join the team in Taunton. The successful candidates will play a crucial role in providing day-to-day care and support to children and young people, contributing to their well-being and positive development.

Key Responsibilities:

Individualised Care: Provide direct care and support to children and young people in a residential setting.
Contribute to the development and implementation of individual care plans.

Promote Well-being: Foster a positive and nurturing environment that prioritises the emotional, physical, and social well-being of residents.
Encourage and support residents in engaging with educational, recreational, and therapeutic activities.

Collaboration: Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the residential facility.
Maintain open and effective communication within the team.

Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of resident activities, behaviours, and progress.
Ensure that all reporting requirements are met in a timely and professional manner.

Safety and Security: Ensure the safety and security of residents at all times.
Follow established protocols and procedures in emergency situations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar role, preferably within a residential setting for children and young people.
  • A commitment to providing high-quality care and support.
  • Level 3 or above in Children & Young People

Skills and Attributes:

  • Compassionate and empathetic approach to working with children and young people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of residents.


  • Entitlement to 28 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Fully funding training and qualifications
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced company maternity and paternity pay
  • Progressive pay scale
  • Access to a voluntary benefits including discounts at cinemas, restaurants and retail establishments
  • Refer a Friend scheme - recommend a friend to come and work with Keys and you'll earn a £500 bonus!
  • Enhanced DBS Check

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people and possess the necessary skills and qualities, we invite you to apply for this rewarding role.


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