Ref. SB1010

Residential Workers

  • Location: Shrewsbury, England
  • Salary: £13.68 - £13.68 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Sophia Bliss

Residential Workers and experienced Shift Leaders.

We currently require a number of Residential Workers in the tudor town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Our vision is that every child and young person in the country has a safe and happy childhood. To help us achieve this, the role will:

Provide a 247 hour service provision to work directly with children, young people and their families in liaison with other agencies and professionals to achieve positive and agreed outcomes as directed by their care plan and line manager.

Action for Children protects and supports 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. To help us achieve this, the role will:

  1. Work as a team and individually to provide a flexible responsive, high quality and person centred care to children young people and their families based on an assessment of need and to access to a range of stimulating and safe activities and experiences within and external to the home. 


  1. Build and maintain professional working relationships with children young people and their families by providing emotional, social and practical support to young people who can display challenging emotional and social difficulties
  1. Establish relationships and links within the community to assist the child, young person and their family.


  1. Support children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and clinical procedures in line with organisational policies and procedures
  1. Ensure that the views and needs of children/young people are heard and responded to by promoting communication and participation
  1. Maintain registration requirements in line with the required bodies and Action for Children is notified of any circumstances which could affect your registration status
  1. Undertake routine household tasks e.g. cooking washing shopping and/or supporting young people to undertake these tasks to enable the smooth running of the home and to promote independence. 
  1. Contribute to the development and evaluation of care plans and input to service planning meetings where required and attend meetings as directed, reporting issues raised to line management. 


  1. Refer issues as appropriate that requires specialist or management support.
  1. 10.  Record observations and maintain up to date files (paper and electronic), utilising agreed systems and procedures; undertake administrative processes as necessary to maintain systems, procedures and office practices

Everyone who works at Action for Children should:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to Action for Children’s defining statement, ‘safe and happy childhood’, and promote and incorporate Action for Children’s Participation Standards as appropriate to your role.
  2. 2.     Achieve the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.
  3. Promote our equality and diversity strategy locally, including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans.
  4. Demonstrate a willingness and ability to operate within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change.
  5. Recognise that management reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the job purpose and accountabilities.
  6. Undertake such other duties that occasionally arise, which will always ensure that children across the country have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.
  7. Work with other departments and countries to ensure that Action for Children’s values (passionate, ambitious, collaborative and inclusive) are delivered.
  8. 8.     Be familiar and compliant with health, environmental and safety policies and procedures. In the event of any serious risk, take immediate action to reduce this risk and inform senior management.

We offer a competitive pay of £13.68 an hour, this can be paid through an umbrella company or put through the PAYE calculator.

Shifts are flexible and can be full day 7.30am to 10pm, or half day.

There are also waking night posts 9.30pm to 7.30am.

We are looking for temp staff as well as temp to permanent.


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