Senior Residential Childcare Worker

Full Time   Salary: £11.00 - £12.50 per hour

Greater Manchester   Health & Social Care


Main Purpose:

  • To assist the house manager in the effective delivery of care within the home
  • To ensure the effect running of shifts and the home through allocation of tasks, ensuring tasks are completed within timescale and taking responsibility and acting on any shortfalls
  • To support, mentor and supervise Residential Care Workers (RSW’s)
  • To assist the house manager in achieving positive outcomes for the children and young people within the home



  • Private medical insurance after passing probation
  • Attendance bonus’
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Competitive salary
  • Training
  • Career progression
  • Supportive team and management


Personal Specifications and competencies:

  • To act as a reliable member of the team and able to demonstrate commitment to the team
  • To work with flexibility and dedication
  • Ability to work with colleagues at the home and external professionals
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure


General Requirements for the Role:

  • NVQ level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent (or to be working towards and completed within one year)
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting
  • Full manual driving license, a vehicle to use for work with appropriate business insurance for the vehicle


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safeguard and Promote the welfare of children and young people
  • To be alert to the signs of abuse and follow company policy and procedure and safeguarding procedures for any concerns on the safety of children and young people
  • Fulfil roles and responsibilities of that of a Residential Support Worker (RSW)
  • To work on shift following a rota including early shifts, late shifts, weekends, a waking night and sleeping nights (as applicable)
  • Responsibility for the supervision of RSW’s on shift through shift leading ensuring the smooth running of shifts
  • Allocation of responsibilities and tasks during shifts and recording this on the allocation sheets
  • Assisting with the cover of rotas within the home
  • Working within the policies and procedures established by the home and company
  • Ensuring all daily tasks, including cleaning tasks, and task sheets are completed during shift and singed off before the end of shift
  • Ensuring all reports and care plans are complete on time for the allocated shift and/or key child
  • Allocated key worker responsibilities such as completion of and monthly updates of placement plans and allocation of co-key worker to complete updates for health and education plans within timescale
  • Monitoring of progress of key child and completion of key working sessions
  • Completing and recording monthly supervision with allocated team members (once supervision training has been completed)
  • Completion and recording of handovers between shifts
  • Undertake and participation in training requirements as directed by the house manager and Company
  • Ensuring and allocation of incident recording on allocated shifts; all incidents to be recorded within 24 hours
  • When required (and once safer recruitment training is completed) assist in the recruitment process
  • Ensuring the company complies with health and safety requirements
  • Coaching and mentoring new RSW’s
  • Supporting new starters at the home with the induction process
  • To actively participate in supervision and appraisals
  • To promote Equal Opportunities at all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.
  • To set a positive example to colleagues and the young people at all times
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as directed by the house manager and deputy manager
  • To pro-actively communicate and seek support from the house manager and deputy manager as and when required
  • You will be required to support children and young people who may demonstrate challenging behaviour with appropriate de-escalation and behaviour management techniques, including the use of physical intervention.


For more information, contact Emily Leonard

emily.leonard@dmdrecruitment.co.uk / T: 0161 447 9181

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