Children's Residential Support Workers

Can you show resilience and be a safe person for a child who is living with trauma?

Your role

Dean Healthcare are working with a fantastic organisation to find the right people for a 6 bed children’s home in Colchester. With a range of benefits, including support for you, this role would see you play an instrumental role in helping the children and young people to live happy, safe lives, integrate into their communities and achieve in education.

Your new role:

  • Day to day tasks, such as supporting with getting up and going to school
  • Healthy meals and habits
  • Assisting with personal care if required
  • Enabling therapeutic practices and reflection
  • Building a positive relationship, and meeting needs of each individual child
  • Creating routines, opportunities and setting boundaries and expectations for the young people
  • Ensuring health and safety, and being confident with safeguarding practices


  • Patient, consistent and clear with boundaries and expectations
  • Experienced in working with children and young people/similar setting
  • Training/Qualifications in residential childcare (preferred)
  • Willing to learn and develop your skills
  • Experience with, or willing to learn about behaviour that can challenge
  • Committed and determined
  • Strong understanding of safeguarding
  • Driving license
  • NF
  • Full-time
  • Support
  • Permanent
  • Days and Nights
  • Salary
  • England

Benefits and positives

  • Up to £26,896 per annum
  • £50 per sleep-in shift
  • Qualifications fully funded L3-L5 in Children’s Residential available for the right applicant
  • A great work/life balance with flexible working patterns
  • Recommend a friend bonus
  • Bonus for Good or Outstanding Ofsted inspections
  • Receive £200 (2 years), £400 (5 years) and £600 (10 years) service awards, plus up to £500 special recognition award for outstanding practice
  • Access to a health and wellbeing support platform.
  • Receive cashback for various medical and wellbeing appointments and treatments with the MediCash scheme, as well as the chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from their internal scheme

All roles will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS and reference checks

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