Residential Support Worker

Residential Support Worker Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Residential Support Worker to join our team.


  • Medication administration;
  • Encouraging participation in activities;
  • To provide a high quality of care and contribute to the smooth and safe running of the residential setting;
  • Ensuring safety and well-being and the quality of support given meets the identified needs of the individual student;
  • Complete all plans and reports in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Assist the Registered Manager to monitor expenditure and operate financial systems correctly;
  • Maintain good communication both within the home and with appropriate external agencies;
  • Ensure training requirements for all staff are in line with their personal development plans;
  • Support young people in transitions to and from the home and support the development of positive memories;
  • Work responsibly with the implementation of identified and agreed service user plans;
  • Supporting heavily with challenging behaviour within the facilities;
  • The ability to empathise with young people who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties;
  • Liaise in a positive professional manner with external agencies;
  • Supporting their educational needs and help them learn independent living skills;
  • To encourage a positive environment for all children to thrive and to act responsibly in any interactive sessions.


  • Enthusiastic about providing the best care, making a positive impact to someone’s life;
  • Basic IT knowledge;
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a residential care environment;
  • QCF Level 3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People or similar (desirable);
  • Understanding of child development & children’s physical, learning & emotional needs;
  • Hold a DBS, ideally on the update system – if not we can complete this on your behalf;
  • Preferably a full driving licence with access to transport;
  • Full driving licence with access to own transport;
  • NVQ Level 3 Children & Young People (desirable);
  • Able to work on a shift pattern which includes sleep-ins;
  • Experience of working within a residential environment;
  • Aged 21 or over;
  • Experience of working with young people that have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties (desirable);
  • Experience of working with young people that have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.