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Residential Support Worker

  • Job Location

    Carlisle, Cumbria

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Perm Contract

  • Job Benefits

    £24,950 - £25,600 per annum (including sleep-in allowances)


About Us 
At A Wilderness Way we are committed to providing creative child centred care packages for children and young people who are looked after. We believe that every child has equal rights to the highest quality childcare. We provide each young person with a safe, supportive, trusting environment with challenges that promote growth, responsibility, learning and positive outcomes and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care.

About the Role
To effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas encompassed within a Residential Support Worker role. To meet the below requirements within a registered children’s home providing day to day care, direction and support to young people who may display challenging behaviours, emotion and social difficulties.  A key part of the role will be to utilise the outdoors as a means of education and support for the children we look after.

Responsibilities Of the Role

  • To carry out duties in line with A Wilderness Way Ltd's policies and procedures.
  • Provide and participate in leisure activities in line with the care and placement plans of the young people.
  • Engage with the children and identify outdoor adventurous activity plans. 
  • Lead and Engage with the children to participate in outdoor education in line with your qualifications and within guidelines of our risk assessments and AALS license.
  • To promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines within the home.
  • Working in line with the children and young people's care pathway plans. 
  • Promoting positive outcomes for the children and young people in the areas of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making positive contribution and achieving economic wellbeing.
  • To work in accordance with the quality standards and children's home regulations and co-operate with any inspection process.
  • Be a positive role model for the young people, presenting in a highly professional manner.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to the benefit of the young people. 
  • Participate in and complete reports for statutory reviews and meetings concerning the young people.
  • Undertake relevant training programmes as required.
  • Complete and maintain administrative records as required by the home. 
  • To ensure every young person is made aware of their rights and that they are encouraged to explore and enjoy their rights (UN convention on the Rights Of The Child).
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and families.
  • Attend and participate in supervision and staff meetings required
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, physical and mental health needs of young people.
  • Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, young people, colleagues and yourself.
  • Supporting young people with project and group work. 


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Requirements of the Role

  • Willing to participate in a national diploma in residential childcare (If not already qualified or holding an   equivalent qualification).
  • Previous experience of working with young people is desirable.
  • Sleeping in / shift work, including evenings and weekends on a rota system.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience of working with young people in a residential setting is desirable although not   essential. 
  • Knowledge of the new 'National Care Standards'.
  • Understanding the principles and practical application of safeguarding and child protection.
  • Full manual driving license.
  • Applicants must be aged 21 or over.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure as an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer following the safer recruitment process.

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Mission Statement.

At ‘A Wilderness Way’ we are committed to providing creative child centred care packages for children and young people who are looked after. We believe that every child has equal rights to the highest
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