Residential Child Care Support Worker – Level 3

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5746
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Five Rivers
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £18,250 to £21,556
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £36 per sleep in + Generous Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Five Rivers Child Care Jobs. Level 3 Residential Child Care Support Worker Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Taunton, Somerset Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Level 3 Residential Child Care Support Worker who is caring, compassionate, understanding and has a passion for supporting and working with children is required to join our fantastic team at Five Rivers Child Care.


SALARY: £18,250 - £21,556 per annum + £36 per sleep in + Generous Benefits (see below)

LOCATION: Taunton, Somerset

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent


APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.



Here at Five Rivers Child Care we are looking for Level 3 Residential Childcare Support Workers to come and join our family at home in Taunton, Somerset, a 3 bedded home for children aged 7 to 12 years. The home is located just outside Taunton, Somerset and is set in the countryside with idyllic views and large garden grounds.

The role of a Residential Child Care Support Worker is one which requires resilience, empathy, patience, and ability in which to engage our young people in their day to day routines. You will build and develop trusting relationships with our young people that will in turn provide a secure base for them to thrive.

Working as the Residential Child Care Support Worker you will support our young people in all aspects of their lives, such as in their schooling, engaging in new and varied activities, achieving their own aspirations and wishes. As a Child Care Support Worker, you will also support your colleagues in household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and ensuring our young people’s electronic records are all up to date.  

This role is incredibly rewarding and allows you to work alongside some amazing young people. How many people can say they get to go kayaking, mountain biking, watch a film at the cinema, take a trip to a theme park or go on holiday with our young people in their working day?

The role can be challenging at times, our young people have often experienced a great deal of loss and adversity in their lives. As a result of these adverse childhood experiences our young people are likely to have Social, Emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. However, with the training we provide and continued support within The Orchard team you will be equipped with the skills and confidence in which to manage challenges and make our young people feel safe, listened to and not judged. 

Our young people would have had many adults come in and out of their lives, often adding to their trauma. Therefore, we are looking for committed and dedicated people that want to make a career out of this rewarding role and not give up at the first hurdle.


Average 39 Hours a week based on a 3-week rolling Rota over 52 weeks of the year.

  • Week 1 – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
  • Week 2 – Wednesday & Saturday
  • Week 3 – Monday & Thursday
  • Every other Tuesday – Team and clinical supervision (4 hours)

On average you will work 10 shifts per month.

Shifts are 24.5 hours long, which is broken down as 16 hours working shift, 8-hours sleeping in & a 30-minute Handover.

Holiday Allowance: 30 days, inclusive of bank holidays. (This increases during service)



Not only will you have the privilege of working alongside some incredible young people and colleagues, but we know how demanding and challenging our work can be so some of your rewards and benefits will include:

  • Free meals when on shift
  • Fully paid induction training
  • Work towards professional qualifications
  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • 3 week rolling ROTA allowing you to plan ahead
  • In house employee recognition scheme
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Long service and recognition scheme



You will have the following:

  • Must have a Full driving licence
  • Consider yourself as a resilient and reliable individual who can remain calm in difficult and challenging situations
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) setting
  • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people workforce
  • The home operates 365 days a year and so you must be prepared to work bank Holidays

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer.





APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Five Rivers Child Care

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