Residential Support Worker


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Residential Support Worker

Location: Broadstairs, CT10 1BY
Salary: £12.59 – 13.47 ph + Benefits
Contract: Full Time, Term Time only


  • A generous salary
  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Investors In People Platinum Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Generous Annual Leave       
  • Meals Provided        
  • Private Healthcare  

About Us:

Bradstow School is looking for dedicated people to start their career in Social Care. Our Residential Support Worker position does not require any previous experience and you will be trained by our in-house trainers in a nationally recognised NVQ level 3 award.

We pride ourselves on developing staff to become Keyworkers with the opportunity to progress to management positions.

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behavior’s that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management

Residential Support Worker – About the Role

The post holder will support young people’s learning and personal development in the home and advocate for their needs in their schooling, healthcare, relationships, and social life.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To nurture and sustain a Culture of Gentleness in the home and support this across the school community, providing a role model for children and young people
  • To consistently find ways to support and improve the child/ young person’s personal environment, sense of companionship and community
  • To work harmoniously with colleagues and other professionals in the care and support of the children and young people
  • To ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of the children and young people within the home at all times, including providing support for intimate personal care.
  • Enable child/young person to connect and communicate effectively with parents/carers, making sure a variety of methods, including – as appropriate – telephone, e-mail, iPad (skype, web-cam) are available to make this possible
  • Encourage positive relationships, both as the first point of contact between Bradstow and the child/young person’s parents, carers and any external professionals
  • To reflect and to adjust how each child/young person can contribute positively to daily household routines and activity plans
  • Using information from reflection to learn how to help define, organise, implement and update child/young person’s' Individual education Plan, activity Plan, support plan and personal care plan
  • Keep the young person at the centre of what you do when attending and advocating for their goals and aspirations
  • To carry out sleeping-in duties when required.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning, through completion of induction learning handbook within 6 months of starting employment (probationary period) and participation in continuous professional development
  • To commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare within 2 years of employment at Bradstow, or to hold equivalent qualification.
  • To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children’s Act 2004 and statutory guidance (Working Together, 2015)

Residential Support Worker – Skills & Experience: 

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary for this post, but you will be required to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

We look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative, and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude.

  • Educational Needs and experience in the challenges of supporting positive behaviour is desirable.
  • An awareness of the needs of children and young people with intellectual disabilities, Autism and associated Challenging Behaviour.
  • Ability to follow and contribute to young people’s support and care plans.
  • Ability to assist in the carrying out daily routines and activities (i.e. swimming) for individual young people and groups of young people.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Self-awareness and emotional resilience; the ability to manage the mental and physical demands of working at Bradstow and an understanding of strategies that prevent workplace stress.
  • A willingness to contribute to the life of the school in general including major
  • School/parents events on a weekend.
  • It would be beneficial to have knowledge and understanding of the Quality Standards as set out in the National Children Homes Regulations 2015 and Working Together 2015.

Please Note: In order to be considered for this role you must complete an online application form on Bradstow School website.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on “APPLY” today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

No agencies please.

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