Senior Residential Support Worker
£29,269 - £31,364 per annum, plus £4,890 per annum for 10 x monthly contractual sleep ins
25th Apr, 2024
Job description

Post Ref: CC902

Please note: At risk or redeployee applicants may be given priority.

Calderdale Residential Service continues to thrive and as we go through further development we are looking to recruit staff to work in our Childrens Homes within the borough (3 Bed Maximum) to provide care and support to Children and Young People aged 8-18.

Please note: Due to the nature of the work, it is a legislative requirement that there be a five year gap between the oldest child on site and youngest member of staff. Due to this restriction applications will be considered from those aged 23 or over.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that promotes high standards of care working in fast paced environment placed alongside experienced staff and aspirational Managers in protecting individual needs, promote education and ensure that all matters related to physical and emotional health are fully met.

  • Ability to Build relationships with Children and Young People
  • Ability to keep young people safe & make informed decisions to safeguarding others
  • Ability to form daily plans, provide oversight & Support in ensuring plans are met.
  • Ability to ensure Children & Young Peoples needs are holistically met
  • Ability to coach, mentor and lead peers within the team
  • Ability to make decisions in the Manager/s absence
  • Ability to supervise colleagues and promote best practices
  • Ability to Support Children and Young People make informative decisions around their life
  • Ability to respond swiftly to the need of Children & Young People
  • Ability to undertake administrative tasks using IT
  • Ability to compose reports for and on behalf of Children & Young People
  • Ability to manage and overcome challenging situations
  • Ability to work in a Team consistently towards a common goal
  • Committed to Mandatory, Formal and Informal Learning

We are looking for staff to work in one of Calderdale’s Residential Childrens Homes, who has experience of working in environments with Children & Young People who have experienced Trauma.

You will have experience of shift planning, leading teams and supporting colleagues whilst following the homes and service ambitions.

You must be motivated, energetic, charismatic, enthusiastic and have a sincere ambition for Children & Young People, Self & Colleagues, to thrive.

You must have a UK Drivers Licence & be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 or 4 in Childrens & Young People.

You will be expected to role model positive parenting behaviours, ability to form relationships and connect with Young People, advocate and consult with professionals on behalf of the young person sharing setbacks and successes, willing to undertake tasks in ever changing circumstances and play a key role within a wider team.

Company Benefits and Rewards

• 28 days annual leave (34 after 5 years continuous service) plus Bank Holidays)
• West Yorkshire Pension Scheme
• Shift Pattern of 1 day on 2 days off (Typical Rota Hours 07:30-22:45 Sleep Over)
• Additional Hours available & optional
• Free Onsite Parking (Use of company vehicles for work purposes)
• Full training given & opportunity to deliver training available
• Career progression opportunities available

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: Thursday 25th April 2025
Interview Date: TBC

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.

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