Residential Support Worker - Blackpool

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Do not miss out on a fantastic opportunity to join a great team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people. The aim of the Residential Support Worker  being to ensure the physical, social and emotional well-being of the children/young people, and assist in their positive holistic development and resilience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children/young people in the home.
  • Promote structure, boundaries and routines within the home and support the young people with their day to day activities.
  • You will work as part of a Team to provide, flexible, creative, outcomes focused supports and guidance to vulnerable young people.

Main Duties:

  • Undertake assessments, develop individually tailored, outcomes focused support plans and evaluate service impact for individuals. 
  • To provide or be responsible for a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to users, their families and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and is outcomes driven.
  • To develop effective working relationships, using various channels of communication colleagues, partner agencies and other external agencies.
  • To consistently apply professional practice standards and to ensure their implementation as necessary and to be proactive in their implementation.
  • Referring appropriate cases and issues that require the involvement of a specialist, other management support.
  • To attend meetings i.e. service planning meetings, home or site visits and conference meetings with external agencies, demonstrating professionalism and our core values, in terms of approach, advice and positioning.
  • To ensure that management information from cases managed or supported is duly uploaded into the appropriate database, including reporting and commenting on any significant or relevant matters that derive from the reports produced.
  • To establish relationships and links within the community to assist the service user and their family.
  • To work as part of the team to review and evaluate service provision, ensuring continued improvements are applied and where necessary to manage, guide or direct less experienced staff.
  • To produce written reports and present these reports as necessary
  • To ensure that the needs of service users are taken into account when developing ways to support children, young people and their families to participate fully.

 You must have:

  • Experience working with young adults aged 16-18 who are leaving care  
  • NVQ level 2/3 qualified within CYP (essential)
  • Driver with own transport

Salary will be a dependent on experience plus sleeps. 


Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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