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Children's Senior Residential Support Worker

Children's Senior Residential Support Worker (Com) Essex, England

Salary: GBP23920 - GBP26376 per annum

Major Recruitment are currently recruiting for a permanent Children's Senior Residential Support Worker in Essex for their client who is a Children's services provider in the UK. Our client is on a mission to make a lasting and lifelong difference to children’s lives. They aim to provide a positive childhood for every young person in their care.

Through their fostering, residential, and educational placements, the child-centred approach empowers children and families to access a safe and fulfilling future. Attention to detail, outstanding therapeutic programmes, and specialist training for carers and staff support the aim of improving self-esteem, confidence, life chances, achievements, and placement stability of every young person in their care

Locations: Thorpe-le-Soken, Canvey Island, Colchester, Standord-le-Hope & Southend

Hours: Full time (40 hrs per week)

We understand that a child’s emotional development can depend on their age, ability and experience, but most importantly the access to a significant person in their life. A person who, as a Senior Residential Support Worker, can help shape their future

Could this be you?

To be a Residential Support Worker, you will have previous experience in working with children and young people. Whilst the role has its challenges, the results you will see from the children you work with are incomparable.

In order to be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process, subject to references and enhanced DBS check

Key Responsibilities:

To undertake a lead role in ensuring the care and welfare of each child in placement.
To give guidance and support to all Residential Workers.
To be responsible for the supervision of designated members of staff and to record this in the Supervision Sheet on the member of staff’s file.
To raise any concerns with the Registered Manager as appropriate.

To plan, manage and lead shifts ensuring children are kept safe and engaged throughout the day.
To ensure the Placement Plan for each child is followed and adhered to at all times.
To ensure education is promoted and supported and that each child’s attendance in education is maintained.

To ensure all policies and procedures, as well as risk assessments, are adhered to at all times.
To ensure that all staff comply with duty rotas and are included on a ‘rolling rota’ to gain maximum experience in the working methods of other staff.
To ensure that all staff read the Daily Log Book to check all messages at the beginning of work or at any point during the working day as required. e.g. following a day trip.
To ensure that all staff have written up any incident / accident forms or restraint forms as applicable and that such information is passed to the Registered Manager within the agreed timescale.
To ensure that all staff are familiar with and follow Local Authority Child Protection Procedures and Families for Children Residential Services ‘Safer Caring and Child Protection Procedures’.
To report immediately to the Registered Manager any issues regarding Child Protection matters.
To ensure that all staff are familiar with Policies and Guidance Notes with regard to the care of children, as well as subsequent guidance.
To ensure that all staff maintain confidentiality at all times.

To offer advice and encouragement to supervised staff with regard to individual training needs.
To ensure that all staff under their supervision undertake and complete training in accordance with their induction training schedule and Personal Development Plan.
To raise any concerns regarding an individual member of staff’s progress or attitude with the Registered Manager (if serious) or at the member of staff’s next supervision.


Ethos - Homes are decorated to the highest standard, allowing children to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.

Progression -Excellent training opportunities and the chance to undertake further qualifications to support your career progression.

Bonuses -Receive a £100 bonus for achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted and a £200 bonus for achieving ‘Outstanding’.

Perks -Get cashback on health and medical bills through Medicash, as well as the chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our Awards.

Flexibility -A great work/life balance with flexible working patterns.

We need you to have:

You must be aged 22 or older

Ideally Level 3 Residential Childcare

Experience working in a childrens residential home 

Able to work evening & weekends as required as part of a rota system

Do not have any offences that ban you from working with children

If you are interested in thie role, please apply to this job ad asap! 

Many thanks, The Major Recruitment team