Ref. 63041

Residential Support Worker

  • Location: County Durham, England
  • Salary: £12 - £12 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are currently looking for a Residential Support Worker to start work in Durham. This is a temporary post, initially for 3 – 6 months with the possibility of placement extension.  

The role:

A positive role model for vulnerable young people supporting them within a residential setting. Helping young people make progress towards positive outcomes in relation to health and wellbeing. Setting outstanding standards of practice outlined within the Children’s Homes regulation 2015.


To contribute to the normal development of the young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle. 

To provide a variety of appropriate stimulating activities and present as a consistent and caring adult role model.

To be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are safeguarded.

To administer prescribed medication and homely remedies in line with DCC policy and procedure and to undertake training as appropriate.

To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people, taking account of race, culture, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation & age.

To contribute to care planning, reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation and monitoring of care plans.

To undertake and follow young people’s and site risk assessments.

To work with young people in line with DCC procedure and policy in relation to safe care practice.

To effectively manage the consequences of risk taking behaviours of young people, e.g. substance misuse, self harm, running away, etc.

To provide appropriate boundaries to young people to help them to control their own behaviour.

To provide for young people’s physical needs as necessary, for example, by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, budgeting, or by enabling young people to carry out such tasks for themselves.

To undertake administrative tasks and all forms of record keeping and prepare reports as required by the Home’s Management Team.

To work with young people, their families and placing authorities, in order to continuously improve the services provided by the Home and to contribute to the development of quality initiatives.

To recognise and promote the rights of young people as recognised in legislative and practice guidance.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications: NVQ level 3 qualification

Experience: Experience of working with young people with complex and challenging behaviours.

Compliance: Current DBS check, right to work in the UK.

Hours: 37 hours a week, work flexibly across a range of settings on a rota basis including sleeping in duty, evenings and/or weekends per the needs of the service.

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