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Children's Residential Support Worker

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Care & Supported Housing

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  • Salary:

    £24000 - £26000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sophie Wheal

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    02921 660 880

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Children’s Residential Support Worker
£24,000- £26,000 per annum

Are you looking to develop your care career? Exciting opportunities for development within a Children’s Residential Home near and around the Preston Area.

Working alongside another staff member, this role is based within a variety of homes around Preston, supporting children ages 1-18 with EBD and Crisis Care. This role is perfect for anyone looking to develop their care career within children's residential services.

Job description:

  • Providing care and support to children ages 1-18.
  • Developing and establishing individualised care plans to suit the child’s specific needs
  • Assisting with day to day chores such as cooking and cleaning
  • Protect the rights and promote the interests of the child or young person
  • Participating in activities in and around the residential home
  • Support the young person 24/7 on a short-term basis.
  • Providing support on an emotional, mental and physical level
  • Taking to school (when required)
  • Ongoing training
  • The ability to work well within a team
  • Work as a key adult to the child or young person ensuring all key worker responsibilities are completed.
  •  Assessing, planning and reviewing children/young people’s progress
  • Driving to various locations when required
  • Providing 2-1 care, the role will be based within a residential home specifically for the individual child.

Pay and hours:

  • £11.50- £12.50 per hour
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • Full time, permanent position 
  • 3 days on (including sleep-ins)
  • Paid on shift travel


  • Over 21 years of age, due to safeguarding requirements
  • Driver (essential)
  • Experience with children or young adults
  • Experience with challenging and complex needs

Training provided:

  • 5-day induction 
  • De-escalation and crisis intervention techniques
  • Children’s Act Sections and powers of an escort
  • Health & safety
  • Data Protection Laws
  • Maintaining Security
  • Safeguarding L1 and 2
  • First Aid Training
  • Fire Safety
  • RVM Driving Assessments (online)

If this position sounds of interest, please click "Apply". One of the Vetro team will be in touch to talk about the role in more detail and your experience.
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