Childrens Senior Residential Care Worker

Senior Residential Care Worker - Fledborough NG22

Closing date: open until post is filled 

Salary: £23,708 - £26,276

MUST hold a Level 3 diploma working with children and young peoples workforce 

must have the following.

NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care – children & Young People or the Diploma Level 3 Children / Young people Workforce

Work Experience

At least 18 months experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting.

Minimum of 1-years’ experience of staff supervision

Experience of leading children's groups.



The primary purpose of the Client is to provide individual packages of care so that a child or young person can grow in every sense of the word – physically, emotionally and intellectually, and achieve positive outcomes in line with the Every Child Matters agenda.

The worker is expected to work in accordance with the Policies, Practices and Procedures of the Client. The Foundation aims to ensure equal opportunities both for its staff and those in its care. All those involved in its work must ensure that they promote equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices in all that they do and say.

Accountability:- A Senior Residential Care Worker is accountable to the Registered Manager of the house, or in his/her absence, the Deputy Managers.

Hours of Work:- Senior Residential Care Workers are required to work a 39 hour rota over a 5 day working pattern. The structure of hours will be determined by the Registered Manager in consultation with the Deputy Head of Operations (Care).

The Foundation does not normally pay overtime but in emergencies this can be required, and time off in lieu or overtime payments in an extreme case at a set hourly rate, can be agreed accordingly.

Unsociable hours, including Bank Holidays, are an integral part of the post.

Holiday Entitlement:- 33 days including Bank Holidays.

Qualifications/Training:- Training will be provided to NVQ3 and/or NVQ4 and also in all other mandatory areas.



1. To assist the management team to develop the home and its environment ensuring that the highest standards of care prevail for each individual child or young person within the guidelines of the stated philosophy and practice of the Foundation.


Job Description - Senior Residential Care Worker

2. To be involved in the supervision of trainees, volunteers and domestic staff at the delegation/discretion of the Registered Manager.

3. To play an active part in supporting the planning and development of new projects within the home.

4. To co-ordinate the care of the children/young people in the absence of the Deputy Managers and the Registered Manager.

5. To act as a mentor to new staff.

6. To provide day to day management of the home as delegated by the Deputy Managers and the Registered Manager.

7. To hold specific responsibility for areas of particular practice within the home as identified by the Registered Manager.


1. To be committed to developing thinking and practice in line with the Foundation's philosophy.

2. To co-operate with and assist the management team on all issues pertaining to the safe and effective working of the home.

3. To key work allocated children/young people, providing or supporting the provision of primary care for each of them and to help the development of healthy attachment.

4. To play an active role in meeting the education and health needs of children and young people placed within the home.

5. To help support the children and young people working towards achieving their full potential in every aspect of their life.

6. To participate in the development and review of individual care plans.

7. To attend relevant meetings, to co-operate and liaise with internal and external agencies as required.

8. To develop specific work with children and young people as directed and supervised by the Deputy Managers, Client’s Senior Social Worker and/or the Registered Manager.

9. To contribute to the children and young people's development through a variety of means including play, excursions and other care opportunities in an individual and group setting, both inside the Foundation and outside, appropriate to the children and young people's needs


Job Description - Senior Residential Care Worker


1. To participate and play an active role in staff training as required and to demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through training, supervision and reflection

2. To be available whilst on duty to participate in on going supervision with a member of the management team and through this supervision develop an holistic understanding of the behaviour of the children and young people.


1. To act as a positive role model in all aspects of the home and Foundation life.

2. To maintain and promote good relationships with other team members and management, other sections within the Foundation, parents, other agencies and professionals.

3. To ensure high standards of communication, using the Foundation's systems, adhering to the Care Standards Act and the Data Protection Act.

4. To ensure that health and safety of the children and young people is monitored in accordance with the relevant legal requirements and good practice.

5. To participate in sleeping-in duties as required.

6. To carry out general domestic duties as required.

7. To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post and level of responsibility as delegated by the Registered Manager.


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