Residential Childcare Worker

Residential Childcare Worker Job Description Template

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


  • Encouraging the children to be healthy, take part in education and activities and promote their independence;
  • Working 3 long days and two sleep in shifts per week, including some weekend days and bank holidays on a rota basis;
  • Writing up reports regularly and punctually;
  • Promoting the children’s physical and emotional well-being;
  • Encouraging and joining in with the children in going out and taking part in a wide range of activities;
  • Being a strong advocate, listening to their views and providing counsel;
  • Motivating the young people’s efforts in attaining their goals;
  • Empathising, listening and guiding;
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour in a firm but fair way – promoting positive behaviour;
  • Looking after the house keeping it clean and tidy, taking part in preparing and cooking meals;
  • Being involved in mealtimes and keeping the house clean and tidy.


  • Sensitive and compassionate. Energetic and naturally positive;
  • Car driver;
  • Able to work long day (16 hour) shifts. You will work on average 40 daytime hours two sleep ins per week on a rota basis;
  • Experience of working with children/young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour;
  • Resilience and strength to be able to continually respond appropriately to a wide range of emotions and behaviours from traumatised young people.