Residential Worker (5574)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Circa £22,700 per annum pro rata

Permanent, Part Time working 30 hours per week.

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

The role

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and families.

Bradbury House provides quality residential overnight short breaks for up to seven young disabled people aged 0 – 18 years old.  We aim to provide a secure, nurturing and fun environment in which young people feel safe, can discover their value and worth as individuals and gain a sense of their own self. This is achieved by focusing on the needs of young people with a flexible approach to all aspects of care.  We encourage them to participate in a range of activities such as cooking, physical activities, games and arts and crafts during their stay as well as activities in the local community, so we are looking for individuals with positive energy and creativity to deliver these successfully

You will make a difference by:

Taking a lead with case / care planning management for individual children or young people, undertaking assessment of need, developing a care plan, identifying agreed outcomes and carrying out regular reviews in conjunction with children, young people, their families and other professionals.
- Leading and working on shifts with accountability for service delivery, assessing and managing risks, deploying staff and resources accordingly while on shift.
- Maintaining personalised high-quality care that is outcome focused for children and young people and apply agreed organisational procedures to ensure the safe care and management of children and young people in our care. 
- Supervising, guiding or directing staff and volunteers, where required, and provide mentoring to newly appointed staff.
- Supporting children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and clinical procedures in line with Action for Children's policy and procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Building and maintaining professional positive working relationships by providing emotional and social support to children and young people who can display challenging emotional and social difficulties.
- Working within the community to assist the child / young person and their family, promoting communication and participation by ensuring that the views and needs of children / young people are articulated, heard and responded to.
- Ensuring all records are maintained and duly uploaded into the appropriate database.


You will need:

- Relevant qualification in Social Care to at least Level 3.
- A minimum of two years' experience in a position relevant to the residential care of children and young people, with at least one year in a role taking on additional responsibilities e.g. shift leading in a care role.
- Experience in the provision of services for disabled children, young people or adults.
- Experience in safeguarding disabled children and young people / adults.
- Skilled in undertaking needs assessments of children and young people / adults.
- An outcomes focused approach to work with children and young people. 
- Ability to use Microsoft applications and Action for Children systems in place relevant to the role.
- Innovative and creative approaches to problem solving.

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 more information, please contact Nazia Hayat on 01923 361 733 or email Nazia.Hayat@actionforchildren.org.uk.

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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Bradbury House
Frith Close, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY2 5XW
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    11 August 2021
  • Number of Roles:
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