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Action for Children

Residential Support Worker

Job Type

Permanent Full Time





£23150 per annum

Posted Date

4 January 2024

Yatton, North Somerset

Closing Date

18 January 2024

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, and a discount portal with your favourite brands. Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help.

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

About the Role:

Our Place is a 3-bed permanent residential home for children and young people aged between 8 – 18 who have various learning disabilities. Action for Children strive to create a homely and supportive environment where the children can thrive and develop by us supporting them with household tasks and all aspects of their care.

Here at Our Place, we focus on making sure the children's voices are always heard and pride ourselves on providing a collaborative and caring service. We work hard to ensure the children in our care are experiencing a safe and happy childhood in a friendly, warm and inclusive environment.

We are now looking for a Residential Support Worker who will help our team continue to ensure the best possible environment. We are looking for someone who has a compassionate and positive attitude, is adaptable to changing situations and has excellent communication skills. If you have experience in a similar setting with disabled children and young people, this would be advantageous.

How you will create better futures:

Planning and supporting our children and young people in taking part in activities based at the service as well as out in the community such as trips to the farm, theme parks, community-based activities in order to develop their social and life skills.
Getting involved in lots of fun activities! arts & crafts, leisure activities, park visit, bowling and many more.
Providing care for our young people throughout the day by supporting with set routines, attend to personal care and administer medication following appropriate training.
Having good communication skills and the ability to engage well with both young people, colleagues and other professionals.
Let's talk about you:

Previous experience and knowledge working with people with Learning Disabilities and Physical Disabilities and challenging behaviour.
Must possess Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent within two years of taking up post. This will be fully funded and supported by Action for Children
Previous experience in residential care would be desirable but not essential.
A real compassionate and positive attitude is a MUST.
A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.
The confidence and ability to use own initiative.
For any recruitment enquiries please contact Sarah Manderfield by email

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