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Date Added: Wed 22/11/2023

Children's Residential Support Worker

Ashford, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum

I'm currently recruiting for a dedicated and empathetic Residential Support Worker to join a fantastic children's home near Ashford, Kent, supporting young people between the ages of 11-18 with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD). You will be working with a well established organisation within children's Residential support.

**Due to the nature of this job and the activities involved, we are only able to consider applicants who have a full UK manual driver's licence**

I'm searching for an OUTGOING and DRIVEN individual who wants to make a real difference in the lives of young people, enabling them to develop socially, emotionally and behaviourally in a setting where they are PUT FIRST.

You must be committed, passionate, engaging, encouraging and want to act as a mentor to the young people whilst having a whole lot of fun along the way!

Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 (sleep-in shift allowance included)

Location: Ashford, Kent

Hours: Full-Time

Contract: Permanent

Shift pattern: 4-week rolling rota, including sleep-in shifts

No two days are ever the same as a children's residential support worker, so you need to be happy to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It can be challenging, but it's incredibly rewarding work!!

Benefits of a Children's Residential Support Worker:

  • Opportunity to complete the Level 3 Children & Young People qualification - fully funded!!!

  • Free meals whilst on shift

  • Getting paid to play computer games and go to theme parks!!!

  • Casual dress code

  • Company pension

  • 28 days annual leave

  • Access to discounts for shopping outlets, restaurants and cinemas

  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training and CPD planning

  • Opportunities to maximise earnings and career development

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

Responsibilities of a Children's Residential Support Worker:

  • To encourage the young people to do activities and take responsibility for their own lives depending on their age.

  • To keep the homely, friendly culture and environment of the homes.

  • To be able to deal with challenging behaviours when needed.

  • Protect children and young people from risks to their health and welfare.

  • Provide support for the children and young people in the home and promote their independence and well-being.

  • Maintain a safe environment for young people.

  • Ensuring the safety of the students and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the individual's; care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.

  • Supporting taxing behaviour safely and sympathetically.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the staff, parents, Social Workers and other professionals that may be involved in the young people's lives such as Psychologists.


  • Experience as a Children's Residential Support Worker, or with Young People is desirable but not essential.

  • Experience within another healthcare or social care setting is desirable but not essential.

  • You must be a car driver as you will be required to transport young people from time to time.

  • You must be over the age of 21.

  • You must be able to commute to Ashford, Kent.

If you are passionate about the lives of young people and want to make a real difference to those who need your help - this is the job for you!

Get in touch today!!

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