Children Residential Support Worker

Location / Salary

Rhondda Cynon Taff | Cardiff
Salary: £18500 pa

Contact Details

01656 330951


Added: 13-Aug-2022
Expires: 04-Sep-2022

Job Description

We are looking for Children’s Residential Support Workers who would like to utilise their experience, knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the children and young people in our care. Applicants for this post will ideally hold a QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People, but we will consider unqualified applicants with the right experience and enthusiasm if you are prepared to undergo training to reach QCF Level 3. We are committed to building on the skills of our workforce and all staff will be fully supported in their training and development. All posts are subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check and references. The position requires that you hold a full, clean driving licence which you have held for over two years that enables you to drive manual vehicles and are aged at least 21.


  • 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, in accordance with the agreed support plan and within an agreed plan of risk taking.
  • 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 ensure that support is tailored to meet their individual needs and wishes.
  • 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 and school through effective communication with the people living there, the staff team, family members and partner organisations.
  • To be familiar with and work within the organisation and the service’s values policies and procedures, maintaining records and reports accordingly.
  • To preserve and respect the dignity and privacy of people and their families and observe confidentiality at all times.
  • 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 work flexibly and creatively to meet the needs of people by working weekends, bank holidays and people’s holidays and providing cover as required in the event of staff shortages in the Home and School.
  • Supporting children and young people on holiday, to include overnight stops away from the normal place of work.
  • To support anti-discrimination policies and procedures and promote equality of opportunity at all times.
  • To undertake such additional duties appropriate to the post and to support the organisation’s wider goals by working flexibly across the organisation from time to time as determined by your manager.
  • Successfully complete induction and QCF standards.
  • 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.


  • Full UK Driving license.
  • Previous experience in a children's residential setting.