Residential Support Worker


Your work shift pattern will be part of a 7 day rota. Shifts are typically 07:00 – 2:30 and 14:30 – 22:00 but are subject to change.

Post holders will hold a Level 4 Children’s Young People’s and Family Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard or equivalent education (approved by assessors) or be prepared to undertake this course on successful completion of their probation.

Please note this role requires an enhanced level DBS check.

Post holder must be fully vaccinated for COVID, to be complaint with government regulations from 11th November 2021

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

Orient Street Short Breaks Respite Service provides a safe, person centred, caring and stimulating living environment for children and young people and adults with learning disabilities. As a Residential Support Worker your focus will be on providing support to the people that stay in Orient street ensuring their stay is bespoke to them ensure people have a fun and positive time as well as ensuring people are safe and offered opportunities to maximise their independence, engage in ordinary living and community life. This includes supporting people to activities and in the community supporting people with daily living tasks such as personal care, domestic support, managing health and safety and key working.

About You:

You will:

Work as part of a team to provide person centred support in line with the individuals care and support plan this may include personal care such as supporting people to wash, bathe, dress, with eating and attending to toileting needs in an empowering and respectful and will undertake manual handling duties as required in accordance with individual care plans.

Act as a key worker to clients as directed by senior staff, to liaise and maintain communication with carers, and other professionals within the Department and with external agencies.

Maintain and update records including risk assessments, handling plans and management plans in an accurate and timely manner (paper and electronic) to support clients’ wellbeing and ensure clear handover and communication with colleagues and managers

We are looking to recruit a diverse range of candidates (with a preference for male candidates due to the requirement to provide gender to gender personal care) we will consider all applicants  with experience of supporting children or adults with learning disabilities to join our team as a Residential Support Worker.




Advert Closing Date: 08/08/2022

Shortlisting Date: 10/08/2022

Assessment Date:17/08/2022

Interview Date: 24/08/2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.


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Salary: £28,509 - £32,301

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH

Date Posted: 20/07/2022

Closing Date: 03/08/2022


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