Residential Support Worker (Waking Nights) (12334)

Role: Residential Support Worker (Waking Nights)

Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum (pro-rata and depending on experience and qualifications)

Location: High Wycombe

Contract/Hours:  Permanent Part-Time 30 hours a week.


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help. 

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Last year, we helped more than 671,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. 

Why Action for Children? 

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives. 

A bit about the role 

Our Residential Support Workers create a safe and supportive environment for children and young people to grow and develop. You will ensure their wellbeing is prioritised by delivering personalised care, guidance, and advocacy. It is key that they stay safe and healthy and can reach their full potential.

In return we will offer you amazing opportunities to progress within our organisation.

We will enrol you in the qualifications which you need to move towards a Registered Manager role.

Once you have gained the relevant experience and qualifications you will be ready to progress to the next step in your career with us.

About the service

The Vines is situated in High Wycombe, just minutes off the M40, 20 minutes off the M25 and well served by the local public transport network. In this warm and welcoming house, we provide residential short breaks that support children and young people with learning disabilities aged 11 to 19 who have complex behavioural needs.

We are looking for a Residential Support Worker for our night shifts to join our fun and supportive team, who can bring their experience, can-do attitude, and passion with them and help maintain the high standards already set by our wonderful team! You will be working on the night shifts.

How you'll help to create brighter futures as a Residential Support Worker:

  • Provide lead case/care planning management, including assessing, reviewing, and managing risk.
  • Co-ordinating responsibilities within the service, with multi agency and producing family information, including analysis and written reports.
  • Attendance at professional meetings including reviews, court work etc.
  • Leading shifts with the primary aim of the provision of a high-quality service.
  • Supervise and guide staff as required, in accordance with Action for Children policies and procedures.
  • Lead by example with the application of Action for Children's policy procedures and professional practice standards and in line with registration requirements

Let's talk about you. 

  • Are you resilient and have a positive approach to change and challenge? We are looking for someone with a ‘can do' attitude to join our team. Ideally you will have:
  • Experience of leading Shifts in a Care setting
  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or recognised equivalent).
  • Experience and training in safeguarding.
  • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Experience of developing tailored care plans
  • The ability to create a safe and fun environment for both staff and children in the home and in the community.

Good to know. 

Application Process 

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. 

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. 

Contact: If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children. 

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement? 

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family. 

Want to know more about Action for Children? 

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The Vines
Kite Ridge Centre, Verney Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, HP12 3NE
  • Salary:
    £27,000 per annum
  • Directorate:
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    23 July 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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