Residential Social Care Worker Level 2 HRIN47491

Blue Octopus
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

"Real differences for real lives"

Our client currently has a great opportunity for experienced and talented Residential Support Workers with an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

The role

Their residential homes in Offerton and Davenport, Stockport offers a home to young people aged 6 - 18 with emotional and behavioural difficulties due to childhood trauma. The homes and its staff provide a nurture lead, family centred environment where their young people are assessed and supported into foster placements.

You will work as part of an enthusiastic team of RSCW’s providing a safe, caring and accepting environment with direction and support to young people who may present challenging, emotional and social difficulties. Experience in care and/support plus the relevant qualification is essential for this particular role, however, they have other opportunities where this is not essential as they will provide training and support.

They empower individuals to help them break through their barriers to take control of their lives, and experience happiness and feelings of self-worth. Services continually evolve and develop to meet ever changing need. Their strong philosophy and core values are integral to their work and drive staff recruitment, structures, systems, training, policy, procedure and practice.

Their philosophy and core values:-

• Person-centred provision
• Positive behaviour support
• Participation
• Protection/safeguarding
• Parity/promoting equality and valuing diversity
• Promoting excellence
• Partnership.

Essential Job Requirements

• Ability to work alongside staff teams to provide a high level of care.
• Diploma Level 3 qualified in Children and Young Person’s Workforce, Social Work Degree or equivalent.
• Driver
• Provide a safe environment for the young people in our care.
• Ensure record keeping and administrative duties are met including care plans and all relevant paperwork is updated.
• Be flexible and able to undertake shift work including weekends.
• Proactiveness to undertake all additional duties including cleaning, laundry, preparing for the next day.

Desirable Attributes

• Knowledge of current legislation.
• Experience of Ofsted inspections.
• Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people.


Our client is a company committed to its employees. As a company in addition to a competitive salary they offer many additional benefits to our employees:

• Pension Auto-enrolment
• Death in Service Scheme
• Recognized Training and Qualifications
• Childcare vouchers, aiming to assist employees with families.


The individuals in the care of the Trust will have a variety of complex needs for which they will need varying levels of support. In order to provide the required support the staff team will work shifts. This includes weekends, evenings, and potentially providing support on the young people’s annual holidays. They have full time roles available and full flexibility over 7 days is required (40 hours a week).

Our client

The Trust provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements.

Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions. They provide some of the leading specialist education services in the North West region, operating a range of special schools, a further education college and centres supporting those who cannot attend mainstream schools. In addition, they offer a wide range of training, consultancy and support services for parents and carers.

They provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of their safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo and enhanced DBS check (no cost) and references will be taken.

They value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. As long as you meet their needs you will be offered an interview.

Please note: If you do not have a Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent then you will not be considered for the role. They are recruiting for unqualified staff so please refer back to the website!

Please be aware that you must be over 21 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the young people whom they work with. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.