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Residential Childcare Worker (Grade 6)


  • As a Residential Child Care Worker, you would work from a children's home where children and young people aged between 11 years and 17 years live.

  • Residential Child Care Workers eat and sleep at the home with the children and young people and undertake basic household tasks - cleaning, cooking, shopping.

  • Our children are not able to live safely with their parent(s) or family and this is usually due to adverse childhood experience and trauma.

  • Residential Child Care Workers listen and engage our children in 1:1 work around feelings, emotions and behaviours and link with other professionals, such as social workers, schools, police, and health workers to ensure our children's needs are met.

What is required?

  • The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

    If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

  • Experience of working with children and adults individually or in groups and in a variety of settings which demonstrate the ability to quickly engage them, establish rapport and maintain positive relationships.

  • Training certs for: Working at heights, Food hygiene, Manual handling, HSE

  • The ability to treat service user concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the service user/worker relationship.

  • Ability to summarise and record transactions in an accurate and descriptive manner.

If you are interested, please call Chris Richardson on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;

  • A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact

  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!

  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK

  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.

  • Payroll service twice a week.

  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.

  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.

  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.

  • DBS disclosures provided via fast-track online services free of charge.