Assistant Residential Worker (4885)

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Circa £ 19,500 per year
Permanent, Full Time working 37 hours per week (shifts are a combination of 7am-3pm or 2pm -10pm)

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

The Vines is a short break residential service for children and young people aged between 11yrs -19yrs with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. We strive and work towards providing top tiered person – centred care. We also hold various activities on a day to day basis to encourage social experiences and promote equality and diversity throughout the service. In addition to using our own facilities and grounds we support children and young people to access activities within local community settings.

As a Assistant Residential Worker, it will be your responsibility to liaise with the Children, Young People and their families to ensure that their care is always to the best possible standard. You will support  with all aspects of care required.  Shift patterns are 7am - 3pm or 2pm -10pm over a 7 day a week rota.  We also have the occasional requirement for sleep in shifts for which you are paid an additional allowance.  We require all candidates who apply to this role, to meet or have equal experience to, our Assistant Residential Worker job description (attached). 

You will make a difference by:

- Supporting children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and procedures in line with the services policies and procedures.
- Providing a safe and fun environment to achieve positive outcomes.
- Encouraging communication and participation across the service.
- Promoting independence.
- Attending appointments and meetings.
- Building excellent rapports with Service Users, their families and other care professionals.
- Updating care plans and risk assessments.

You will need:

- Experience of working with children or young people (experience working with children with disabilities would be an advantage).
- Level 3,  Working with Children and Young People or equivalent is desirable, or the willingness to work towards this.
- Working of own initiative.
- A positive and confident approach to engaging with children and young people.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- A flexible approach to working hours (service open seven days a week).
- A good standard of written English and the ability to make accurate notes for record-keeping purposes.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.



We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For any further questions relating to this role, please contact Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk in our recruitment team. 

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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The Vines
Kite Ridge Centre, Verney Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3NE
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    21 April 2021
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