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Residential Workers
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/14605
  • Published: Tue 01/06/2021, 10:27 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Residential Workers

The starting salary for this position is £24,780 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Would you like to help make a child’s future a brighter and happier one?

Here at Burbank’s Ofsted rated Outstanding children’s home, we are looking for support workers who are super positive, empathic, caring and playful. We are looking to recruit people who can encourage individuality, promote confidence and increase self-esteem within our young people who at times can present with some challenging behaviour.

We are looking for superb role models who understand the importance of giving our young people the best life chances possible and who have bundles of patience. Our Home’s standards are exceptionally high, and we pride ourselves in always keeping the children in the front of our minds. We are looking for people who are willing to help with the day to day tasks, who can prioritise, are articulate communicators and who want to help our young people be the very best they can be.

Our children have had traumatising starts in life and we want to bring the absolute best out of them, whatever that might look like. You will need to have a good judgement on when is the right time to build relationships with the children and when they simply need to have some space and want to be on their own.

A great deal of empathy is needed for this role and it can be incredibly rewarding for the right person who is dedicated and consistent. For some of our children we are their family and they deserve all the love, care and fun in the world! 

At Burbank we maintain a therapeutic environment by working restoratively, which helps our young people develop more appropriate coping strategies and supports them in building healthy relationships. 

We are a determined and dedicated team who work hard to support each other, and you will be supported by regular supervision and given extensive training opportunities and space for reflective thinking.

If you've not had experience of working in a children's residential home before, we can give you the training you need but most importantly we're looking for people with common sense, enthusiasm, motivation, fun and a big smile on their face will always be welcome!

It is important to be flexible with shifts and you will need to be reliable and prepared to work some unsociable hours with weekend work, bank holidays and the expectation of sleeping over. Due to the nature of the role and the busy educational and social lives of our children a full driving licence is essential.  

It will be an expectation to complete or already hold your Diploma/NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care. If, however you do not currently hold such a qualification, due to legislative changes, all Residential Workers appointed after 1 April 2014 must achieve such a Level 3 qualification within two years of the date they start employment with Surrey. In order to embark on this qualification, you will also need to be able to evidence functional skills in Maths and English. One of the many benefits from taking this position will be the opportunity to complete this qualification as part of your role.

Burbank Residential Home can accommodate young people up to eighteen years of age. Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful applicant is required to be at least four years older than our oldest accommodated child, therefore the minimum age for application would be twenty-two years.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13/06/2020 with interviews to follow.

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We look forward to receiving your application. For an informal discussion please contact the Team Manager Sharon Newton on 01483 518718 or by e-mail at

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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