Residential Support Workers Team Leader

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7732
  • Date Posted: 23 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Five Rivers
  • Location: Rochester, Kent
  • Salary: £24,705 to £28,595
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £50 per sleep in + Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join us in our NEW Residential Setting based in Rochester, Kent.

Our New service is for young people aged 14+ upon admission, who will stay with us for a tailored 16-week assessment led programme opening in Winter 2021.

As a Team Leader you will be responsible for leading shifts, preparing supervision for support staff as well as working closely with the Young People and their families. You will directly contribute to the delivery of the highest standards of care, protection and support to children who require a 16 - week assessment (TALE). You will be part of the team identifying the most suitable permanency placement and by facilitating their physical, social, psychological, and emotional development through the application of our Attachment Trauma Informed Care (ATIC) practice model.

Our leadership team will invest in the Team Leader progression as a professional in the Children’s sector, including a Therapeutic pathway amongst others, and provide all training required to meet the expectations of the role. You will be working alongside a Psychotherapist and within an integrated team. This will provide additional support when required.

Our Newly renovated home is for 4 young people that focusses on supporting them in an integrated treatment plan.  As Team Leader you will be a role model for both children and staff.

Working 39 hours per week, you must be able to commit to between 2-3 sleep-ins per week, you will be paid an additional payment of £50 per sleep-in for this.

In this role you need to be emotionally aware and resilient to be able to support the young people and the staff team you will be working with.

A driver’s licence is essential for this role, as you will be driving with the Young People in the car.

We know how hard you will be working at Five Rivers Child Care so when you work for us you will receive:

  • 30 days holiday per year (22 days +8 bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Referral package
  • Perk Box - £100’s of high street discount
  • Simply Health medical Cash Back scheme
  • Death In Service benefit
  • Employee Support Programme 
  • Level 4 in Children & Young People in Residential Services
  • Ongoing Training, Including all core subjects and Proactive Approaches


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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