Residential Worker (3487)


Role: Residential Worker

Location: High Wycombe

Job type: Permanent Part time

Hours: 20 hours per week (including every other weekend )

Salary: £22,500 pro rata   

Are you a naturally empathetic and self – motivated individual who is passionate about changing the lives of children, young people and their families throughout the UK for the better?  If so, you are in luck as we are currently looking for an Residential Worker who takes pride in providing the best level of care to Children and Young People to join our team. This is an exciting and rewarding role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact.


How do Action for Children work?

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who requires help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in...

The Vines is a short break residential service for children and young people aged between 11 and 19 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 an  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 also be supporting them with all aspects of their care.

How will you 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.
  • By providing a safe and fun environment to achieve positive outcomes.
  • By encouraging communication and participation across the service.
  • By promoting independence.
  • By attending appointments and meetings.
  • By building excellent rapports with Service Users, their families and other care professionals.
  • By updating care plans and risk assessments.


What will you need?

  • Experience of working with children or young people (experience working with children with disabilities would be an advantage)
  • Level 3 QCF 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


What are the benefits? 

As an appreciation towards our staff we offer:

  • An excellent company pension scheme
  • Maximum of 29 days Annual Leave*
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Professional development with access to 100's of courses available from the first day
  • Discounts at major high street retailers


(and that's to list just a  few)


This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity. So don't delay, apply today!

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The Vines
Kite Ridge Centre, Verney Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3NE
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    9 April 2020
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