Senior Support Worker Childrens Residential

Are you an experienced Children's Residential Support Worker looking for your next challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join an established Children's Residential Provider. You would be joining a team of professionals delivering high quality care to three young service users with complex behaviour.

The home is based in North West London with great links to the local train/rail network. Shifts will be worked on a basis of 2 days on / 4 days off with all staff, paid full time, for 40 hours a week. There won't be a need for constant travel throughout the week for many shifts.


  • Sleep in shifts paid over and above the base salaries shown
  • A bonus structure linked to Ofsted reviews
  • Extra shifts - when others are on leave, these are first offered to permanent staff as an extra source of income, rather than agency staff.
  • We offer all staff a range of well-being benefits:
  • Unlimited 24/7 telephone counselling service
  • 6 face to face therapy sessions paid for in advance
  • Discounts from all major supermarkets, cinemas and retail stores
  • Gym discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Continuous training and career progression opportunities
  • Staff referral bonus scheme

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide primary basic care and a nurturing, therapeutic environment to help the child progress.
  • Manage the home effectively in the absence of the home or deputy manager.
  • Effectively lead shifts, direct and support the staff team.
  • To mentor and support staff and manage individual and team performance to ensure a standard of excellent service delivery.
  • Ensure the effective monitoring and control of all expenditure accounted for in accordance with financial procedures.
  • To manage health and safety processes in the home including implementation and monitoring of risk assessments.
  • To support the induction process of new colleagues.
  • To model a robust commitment to safe guarding actively promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • To contribute to care planning and the implementation of these plans.
  • To work alongside psychologists to enable effective integration of care and therapy.
  • To work with children and young people and their prospective carers to ensure the child’s successful integration into a family when placed.
  • To be a key carer of a child or young person where designated.

Household Responsibilities

  • To always follow and act in the spirit of the staff therapeutic principles agreed to upon commencement of employment.
  • To share in the practical activities necessary to maintain the home to the highest standard.
  • To set the highest standard in home making.
  • To take ownership of the home, including the fabric, equipment and grounds.

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

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