Children’s Residential Support Worker

Our client is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Residential Support Worker to join their team at a 4-bed children’s home in Leiston, near the picturesque Suffolk Coast.

Posted: 31 May 2024


  • £11.57 - £12.61 per hour


  • Leiston

Job Type:

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Their home, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, supports children aged 9-17 with social, emotional, mental health, and behavioural difficulties. You will play a pivotal role in providing a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for their young residents, helping them to thrive and achieve their full potential.


Hours: 40 hours per week on a 6-week rolling rota

Shift Patterns:

  • Early: 08:00-16:00
  • Late: 15:00-23:00
  • Long Day: 08:00-23:00
  • Some sleep-ins required

Pay Rate:

  • £11.57 – £12.61 per hour (depending on experience)
  • Sleep-ins paid at £45 per night


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day care and support to children and young people with social, emotional, mental health, and behavioural difficulties.
  • Develop positive, trusting relationships with residents, promoting their self-esteem and independence.
  • Implement individualized care plans, supporting residents in their personal development and helping them achieve their goals.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all residents, maintaining a safe and secure environment.
  • Support with educational activities, both in and outside of school settings, fostering a positive learning environment.
  • Participate in household tasks, meal preparations, and maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the home.
  • Work collaboratively with the team, external professionals, and families to ensure a holistic approach to each child’s care.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation in line with company policies and regulatory requirements.



  • Hold a Level 3 or 4 qualifications in Children and Young People or demonstrate a commitment to work towards this (course provided by the company).
  • Previous experience in a similar role or working with children and young people with complex needs is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • A driving licence is desirable but not essential.



  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities.
  • Supportive and inclusive working environment.
  • Every other weekend off, ensuring work-life balance.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and young people.


If you are passionate about supporting children and young people and meet the requirements above, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV.

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