Relief Residential Support Worker

Salary is £12.62 per hour including a 14.49% enhancement for a 0 hours contract
05 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022
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Relief Residential Support Workers

Post: 0 hours per week. The relief post provides shift cover and support to the homes when it is needed due to sickness and absences.

Salary: £12.62 per hour* with additional payments available through sleeping in.

Location of Post: Various Children’s homes around the county. Mainly Pershore, Evesham and Kidderminster.

Are you a highly motivated social care professional with experience in residential setting for children?

Worcestershire Children First are looking for Relief Residential Support workers to join the organisation in providing cover and support to homes when needed.

The homes that you will be working at are 52-week placement that offers a comprehensive residential service to children and young people with Emotional Behavioural Disorder within Worcestershire Children First. The team ensures the physical, social and emotional well-being of the children/young people and assist in their positive holistic development and resilience.

You will be responsible for actively safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children/young people in the home. You will also be required to promote structure, boundaries and routines within the home and support the young people with their day to day activities.

As a member of the relief staffing team you will be involved in supporting the young people to develop their social and independence skills and undertake key working responsibilities.

You will be required to work on a shift basis to accommodate the needs of the young people and the Home. An NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care for Children and Young people is essential in this instance.

Due to the demand of the role, although you will be providing cover for the homes, you will still receive support and supervisions from the registered managers of the homes.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Chris Johnson, The Riddings Manager ( or Stuart Hart Interim Kidderminster Short Breaks Manager (


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only. We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Online applications are invited to apply for this role. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Advert closing date: Sunday 3rd September 2022
Anticipated Interview date: To be Confirmed

*Salary includes 14.49% enhancement to take into account no annual leave entitlement

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