Children's Residential Worker

St Christopher's Fellowship
11 Feb 2017
11 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Children’s Residential Worker

From 20,913 to £23,537 Dependant on Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent

40 hours per week, shift work


Are you passionate about working with young people? Can you step up to the challenge of supporting young people in care, encouraging their independence and motivating them to achieve success? If so, a residential worker role in one of our London children’s homes can be the starting point in a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference.

As a Children’s Residential Worker you will be involved in the direct day to day support of young people aged 12 to 17, joining in with activities, coaching on life skills, helping with homework and being a positive role model. You will also complete detailed records, write reports and assist with the general upkeep of the home. Key working for one or two of the young people will be expected.

Applicants should have:

  • Have at least 2 years experience of working with children in a residential setting

  • Hold a vocational qualification at a minimum of level 3. Diploma for Residential Childcare is highly desirable

  • Have the ability to build genuine and trusting relationships with young people

  • Have the resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and circumstances

  • Be able to motivate young people and encourage their independence

  • Have high personal and professional standards

  • Flexibility to undertake shift-working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays, and to participate in sleep-ins.

In return we offer:

  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • A comprehensive induction programme and career progression for high performers.
  • 25 days holiday
  • After successful probation a contributory pension,season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and employee assistance programme.
  • Regular supervision and Social Pedagogy training.

All posts operate on a shift basis and will include work on weekends and bank holidays. Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Please note all successful candidates will be invited to interview by email. So please make sure you check your inbox regularly. If you are invited to an interview, please confirm your attendance either by email or telephone.

Closing date: Sunday 26th February 2017

Interview Date: w/c 27th February 2017

Note: At St Christopher’s Fellowship we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of Children and Young People. We use applications forms to capture the essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements. Unfortunately, CV's will not be considered.