Residential Worker (6609)

Salary: £23,000 pro rata

Contract/Hours: Permanent Part Time 25 hrs

Location: Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days PLUS public holidays (pro rata), flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal. 

Closing Date: Midnight on 4th February 2022.  If we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised. 


We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know…. 


About Us 

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives. 

About the Role: 

Loom Walk is a purpose-built home where we can support up to six children and young people at any one time. When children stay, we can offer them a range of activities and experiences through the facilities we have. This includes sensory stimuli where each bedroom has a sensory element, access to various community leisure pursuits and a garden area offering a variety of stimulating activity. The focus is to provide high quality care and support to children where they have fun within a safe and caring environment.

To provide children with disabilities a positive and stimulating short break experience is a vital part of our work.  As a Residential Worker, you will be working in our Loom Walk service based in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.  Our rota's will include a mix of days (early 7am-3pm or late 2-10pm), and very ad hoc occasional nights (9.30pm – 8am). This will also include weekends, to support to the children and young people on a rotational basis.

As a Residential Worker, you'll be: 

  • Supportingchildren to achieve positive outcomes for their
  • Providing a safe environment for them to enjoy time with their
  • Giving families the break they need to continue supporting their children.
  • Assisting the children in all aspects of their care and supporting their health and wellbeing.

What You'll Bring: 

Our job description for the Residential Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are: 

  • Commitment to working on a 24-hour shift rota pattern, which includes evenings, weekends and some bank holidays
  • Ideally, a HNC and SVQ 3 in a social care discipline, or a qualification in social care, nursing, education, which would meet the registration requirements for the SSSC.
  • Applications from candidates with only a HNC qualification will be considered as the opportunity to undertake SVQ studies will
  • Experience of working with disabled young people
  • The ability to use MS Office to record case notes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Safeguarding knowledge
  • A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.


Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you. 

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves. 

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. 

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.  


Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.  

Talent Pool: We'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you'd rather we didn't.  

Contact: Lynsey_Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk  in our recruitment team who will be happy to support with your application. 

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Renfrewshire Short Breaks Service
Loom Walk, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, UK, PA10 2JP
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    4 February 2022
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