Residential Workers and Senior Residential Workers
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/12257
  • Published: Mon 15/02/2021, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Please see advert for details
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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Residential Workers and Senior Residential Workers

Are you looking for a new exciting role working with young people that will challenge and inspire you!

Are you enthusiastic, motivated, committed, reliable and fun?

Do you see yourself as a strong positive role model who can interact with children and young people on multiple levels?

Can you draw upon and utilise your own life experience positivity to promote emotional and physical development?

Willing to plan and undertake indoor and outdoor activities and share new experiences with young people?


The Annnexe@84 is all about team work and working together to effect best outcomes for the children and young people who stay with us; in return we offer excellent support, supervision, training and development and the experience of working with some challenging, yet equally very rewarding young people within a therapeutic ethos.

The Annexe@84 is a single placement home to meet the needs children and young people aged between 10-18 years working to restorative, strengths based and social pedagogic values. Our primary task is to provide a homely environment for emotionally troubled children, in order that they may be able to make sense of their difficult life experiences and often traumatic separations. Forming meaningful and trusting relationships, helping to achieve positive outcomes to aid their transition into a longer term placement or adulthood.

We actively promote young people's rights and respect their individuality. We are committed to providing residential care as a positive choice, recognising that young people will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have different experiences and needs as a result of this.

You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible in your approach to work as hours worked are on a rota basis. You will be prepared to work waking night shifts, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in's.

Senior Residential Worker - PS7 - £27,644 per annum

In the role of Senior Residential Worker you will need to be able to interact and build relationships with young people, whilst coordinating, promoting and engaging in activities with them. You will be expected to be a lead for shifts and provide quality supervision and support for Residential Workers. The implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual young people will be a key part of this role and you will need to maintain good communications plus continuity of work practice within the home. Written skills will also be key as you will be expected to write reports. Above all you will need to be a role model of good practice at all times.

To be shortlisted to interview for this post you will need to clearly evidence:

  • Good written skills
  • Ability and preparedness to recognise and deal appropriately with conflict
  • Awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination
  • Aspirations to "make a difference" and a view to practice in a restorative way
  • A positive, adaptable, confident, resilient and self-aware approach to work
  • Leadership Skills
  • Minimum of two years' experience of working with children or vulnerable groups
  • Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
  • A committed and flexible attitude
  • Ideally hold a NVQ 3/Diploma qualification or above in Child Care. If however you do not hold such a qualification, be motivated to complete within 2 years of taking up the post (in accordance with new legislation).

Residential Worker - PS6 - (£21,797 per annum)

In this role you will work directly with young people, undertaking responsibility for individual children via key working. Residential Workers plan and partake in activities for and with young people to promote physical and social development such as sports, social clubs, trips out and holidays. This is linked to the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual young people and you will need to communicate efficiently using good written and verbal skills. Residential Workers need to manage situations rationally and calmly under pressure whilst maintaining boundaries. To help you do this you will be able to reflect on your practice and utilise recognised support structures. You will also be supported by a dynamic team and have active collaboration with other social care professionals.

To be shortlisted to interview for this post you will need to clearly evidence:

  • Understanding of child development
  • Aspirations to "make a difference" and practice in a restorative way
  • A positive flexible, resilient and reflective approach to work
  • A commitment to the home and best possible outcomes for our young people
  • Ideally hold a NVQ 3/Diploma qualification or above in Child Care. If however you do not hold such a qualification, be motivated to complete within 2 years of taking up the post (in accordance with new legislation)

For more information please refer to the job description below.

Job Advert

We are looking to recruit to one Senior Residential Worker post (£27,644 per annum) and four Residential Worker posts (£21,797 per annum). You will be based at The Annexe@84 Children's Home. Hours to be worked will be mutually agreed in advance but work on a shift rota pattern may be required including weekends, bank holidays, evenings, early and late shifts, sleep in duties and group holidays.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Sharon Salman (Team Manager) on 01483 517126. We look forward to receiving your application.

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/03/2021.

Please note, due to nature of these roles, CVs will be reviewed on a weekly basis and as such the advert may close in advance of the advertised close date. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

 An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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