Residential Support Worker Childrens Home

Are you an experienced Support Worker looking for a new challenge?


Do you hold, or are working towards, NVQ Level 3 Children & young People or equivalent?


Meditemp have an exciting opportunity for you! We are recruiting driven and passionate Support Workers for a children’s home in Tilbury, Essex! This 4 bed home provides care to young people with Emotional Behavioural Disorders, and mild learning disabilities.


The residential support worker has two key responsibilities:

  • Enhancing the overall experiences and progress of young people
  • Helping and protecting young people


Key challenges of the role:

  • To effectively work within the team and take personal responsibility for safeguarding and delivering the highest standard of care to young people. 
  • Being a positive role model and ensuring that the ethos, culture, values and objectives are always maintained and that each team member treats young people in the way that they would expect to be treated themselves.
  • Work in a consistently sensitive, calm, confident and effective manner with young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs, including physically aggressive and confrontational situations.
  • Have effective strategies for dealing with high levels of personal stress and seeking support at the earliest opportunity.


Person specification:

  • Experience of working with young people aged 8 – 17 with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Minimum Level 3 in Children & Young Person qualification (Or willing to work towards achieving within specific timeframe)
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely fashion with budgets and accounts
  • Committed to a structured approach to training and personal development
  • Understanding of the Health & Social Care Act and Health & Safety legislation
  • First Aid trained (in date)
  • Food Hygiene minimum Level 2
  • Strong interpersonal and multi tasking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Character demonstrating honesty, decency and integrity
  • Conducting themselves and working consistently in a professional and confident manner 
  • Have a caring disposition with a warm empathetic personality
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm along with influencing and motivational skills.
  • The ability to cope with and remain calm in very challenging and demanding situations
    Resilient, reliable and punctual
  • Commitment to on-going personal development
  • Competent cook with the ability to prepare a variety of healthy nutritious meals and willingness and ability to learn new and culturally diverse dishes including, Halal, Kosher, vegan, vegetarian, meals including: seafood, fish, poultry, meat and pork


  • Driving Licence Desirable
  • NVQ Level 3 Children’s Service Required
  • Experience working with children Required

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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