Senior Children Residential Support Worker

Location / Salary

Merthyr Vale
Salary: £22000 pa

Contact Details

01656 330951


Added: 19-Jan-2022
Expires: 10-Feb-2022

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Job Description

Working in collaboration and under the direction of the care home manager as part of a integrated team. To contribute to continuous improvement and quality control monitoring in the effective delivery of a high quality childcare service provision. As a team leader post holder you will assist in all aspects of managing this service which offers residential care and support for children and young people displaying forms of challenging behaviour. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of your shift, the post holder will deliver excellent standards of care, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the national minimal standards and ensure that high standards are maintained and exceeded at all times. As a senior member of the team you will be working closely with residential support /care workers to develop their knowledge and skills, building a strong positive work ethic and engaging environment within the home. The ability to work effectively with young people, families and external agencies are vital to your role as being able to demonstrate in depth knowledge of all relevant legislation and best practice in relationship to residential care.


  • To work with children and young people within their own home.
  • To provide support in all areas of personal, education and social need, both in the home, school and the community.
  • To facilitate increased independence by encouraging and supporting participation in education, daily living activities and opportunities.
  • To work with children and young people, their families, team members and partner organisations.
  • To use a range of communication methods to assist people to make informed decisions and choices about the issues affecting their lives.
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the home.
  • To be familiar with and work within the organisation and the service’s values policies and procedures, maintaining records and reports accordingly.
  • To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and training as requested and required by your Manager.
  • To follow best practice guidance regarding Safeguarding, Care Standards Act, Children’s Act, Health and Safety and managing risks legislation to promote independence.
  • To act as a key worker for designated individuals as determined by your manager.
  • To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns through line management channels.
  • You will be...
  • Fun
  • Approachable
  • Patient
  • Understanding
  • Robust
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Flexible to work weekends, bank holidays, school holidays (days, sleep ins and nights may be required)
  • Social care Wales registered or willing to work towards this
  • Benefits..
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Good shift structure
  • Work life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Fully funded qualifications


  • Driving Licence and Valid DBS is essential to be considered for this role.