Residential Child Care Support Worker

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7446
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Five Rivers
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Salary: £18,250 to £21,556
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £50 per sleep in + Generous Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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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 + £50 per sleep in + Generous Benefits

LOCATION: Taunton, Somerset

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 39 hours per week – candidates will be expected to be flexible and understand that we are open all year round.  You will be expected to go on holiday with the children and work over Christmas to make their memories special.


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 Residential Childcare Support Workers to come and join our family 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.  Our high-quality residential environments around the country provide a sense of calm, care and belonging to our children and young people.

As the Residential Child Care Support Worker you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual respect within the home by offering a rationale for their actions, and by apologising when mistakes are made. We do this by developing our teams understanding of psychological dynamics through training and regular clinical consolations with a psychologist, who will explore practice within the home.

Each child has a unique therapeutic, clinical and educational need. At Five Rivers Child Care we don’t subscribe to ‘one model fits all’, we create a bespoke, integrated package for each child which pulls on the full range of services and resources and specialisms which is applied in a joined-up and tailored way.

We are looking for positive Residential Child Care Support Workers who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and prioritise our children’s needs. You will need to be adaptable in all you do whilst showing respect to the children/young people and your colleagues.

Your integrity plays a big part in this role and along with support from others we will teach and train you to be excellent in all you do.



You will have the following:

  • Must have a Full UK Driving license
  • Must have a passion to work with children
  • Be aged 19 or over 
  • QCF Level 3 in Children and Young people workforce or Health & Social Care is desirable. If you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
  • Be able to commit to the role 365 days a year on a rota basis



  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • On-going training and learning through the Learning & Development Team
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Simply Health Medical Cash Back Scheme
  • Perk Box High Street Discounts
  • We will pay for your qualification – Level 4 Diploma in Residential Child Care
  • Ongoing training and support from in house and external trainers
  • Employee Support Programmes


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.


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