Residential Worker (6101)

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Circa £22,700 per annum

Permanent 37 hours a week

Full Time - hours will include early shifts, days, and weekend work.

About us

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 600,000 children, young people and families. 

We're Action for Children and we're proud to do things differently. We couldn't be here for children and families without you. That's why it's so important to reward and recognise your hard work. Joining us will not only give you an enormous level of job satisfaction but will also unleash a generous  benefits package! If you'd like 29 annual leave days as standard, pension contribution up to 7%, discounted healthcare treatments and much, much more, then read on – we'd love to hear from you!

The Role

As a Residential Worker, you will be responsible for supporting young people aged 8-18, throughout their stay in The Grove short breaks home, assisting and making the young person's stay with us as relaxing and fun as possible.

You will be responsible for leading a shift, planning to ensure that all needs are met including activities, mealtimes, medication to name a few.

You should have great communication skills and be able to delegate tasks and work as part of a team.

Your role will entail safeguarding young people, monitoring children, dealing with situations as they arise.  Administering medication.  Managing behavioural needs. You will be looking after approximately 5 children and the role will also involve personal care such as washing, dressing, feeding.

You will make a difference by:

- Taking the  lead with case/care planning management for individual children or young people, undertaking assessment of need, developing a care plan and identifying agreed outcomes and carrying out regular review in conjunction with children, young people and their families and other professionals.

- 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.

- 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.


You will need:

- NVQ Level 3 Social Care pathway or willingness to undertake the Diploma within the first 2 years.

- The ability to work well as part of a team.

- Some previous professional or personal experience of working with disabled children or adults (familiarity with autism, ADHD, complex needs like epilepsy is desirable).

- Excellent communication skills. 

- To be caring and compassionate.

- Safeguarding knowledge (desirable).

- The flexibility in working patterns for the needs of the service.

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. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.   


We proud of the passionate people who work at Action for Children. And we offer a generous rewards package to recognise them. Please refer to our attached benefits booklet.

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 600,000 children and families across the UK.  

If you need any help in applying for this role, or for more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield on email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk or Tel 07817 952712

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, celebratingdiversity and workinginclusively. We value and welcome applications from anyone with the skills and experience for the role. People with disabilities, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are currently under-represented in our teams. We're working to change this and we particularly welcome applicants from these groups.




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The Grove
Walton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    3 November 2021
  • Number of Roles:
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