Salary: £18,720 - £20,670 p/a based on 37.5 hours and 2 sleep ins per week (Salary also dependent on qualifications and experience)

Position: Full Time

Positions available: 3

Closing date: 31st December 2018

At Channels and Choices, we value our staff and develop their careers.

We offer a competitive salary with great opportunities to progress – 40% of our current workforce have been promoted to senior positions since joining us.

The role of Residential Care Worker is to provide safety, support, care, guidance, nurture and a secure base for the children and young people in our care.

  • We are currently offering Full Time and Flexible Zero Hour contracts working within a rota system which includes shift work and sleep-ins.
  • £8.00 – £9.00 per hour starting rate
  • Fantastic development opportunities for staff and a high level of training provided in house and the country’s leading experts in therapeutic child care.

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Residential Care Worker Job Description June 2017

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people.   We are an activity based company and promote the well-being of our young people through a wide and varied programme of activities, sports and hobbies.

Channels & Choices is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of right to work in the UK.

If you would like more information please contact Paulette Holliday or Jessica Seal on 01304 361888.

Duties & Responsibilities

Person Specification


  • All employees in our Residential Service must be over 20 years of age
  • Physically fit and able to carry out physical intervention when necessary
  • Resilient and motivated person
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Calm, approachable manner, adaptable and non-judgemental
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Basic housekeeping and cooking skills


  • NVQ or Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
  • Previous experience in working in a residential care setting or with young people
  • Any relevant or transferrable skills, such as First Aid trained
  • Ability to drive and hold a full driving licence
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • An understanding of a therapeutic approach to caring for children and young people
  • Basic housekeeping and cooking skills
  • GCSE in Maths and English at C Grade or above

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