Senior Residential Support Worker

The vacancy is subject to a ‘Welcome Bonus’. The successful applicant will receive a one-off payment of £1,500 on completion of six-month probation.

 We are currently recruiting for a Senior Residential Support Worker in Darlington.

 The key duties of this role will include:

  • Supervision  of allocated  Residential Support Workers to implement the daily operational needs of a safe residential house whilst ensuring there is a high quality of care in a homely environment and appropriate levels of supervision for the young people in residence.
  • Input into the preparation and implementation of PBS plans of the young people and their progress reports, keeping accurate and high quality records.
  • To be line manager for a number of Residential Support Workers, providing induction, training and formal supervision for residential support workers in their team.

We would be keen to hear from applicants with:

  • A QCF level 3 in Care or equivalent qualifications and a supervisory/ team leading qualification and experience of first line management is desirable.
  • Ideally, you will be an experienced support worker who has worked in a residential setting and/ or worked with children and young people with challenging behaviours.
  • You may be required to provide personal care, therefore it would be beneficial for you to have experience of this as well as medication handling experience.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, as well as experience of report writing and record keeping.

In return, you will receive the following Salary & Benefits:

  • 33-38 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Free lunches during term time
  • Free onsite parking
  • A comprehensive induction enabling you to completely experience the crafts within the curriculum and experience the student journey
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced family friendly procedures


  • Salary Range: £21,524.99 – £23,273.93 per annum including a market supplement.
  • Sleep-ins paid an extra £78.48 per night. This equates to approximately £3,500 additional payment when working 1 sleep-inshift per week.
  • 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year

From 11 November 2021, it is a mandatory requirement that anyone who works inside a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care home in England must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless they are exempt under the regulations. Therefore this role is only available for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or those who are exempt.

Job Category: Nursing Home
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Darlington

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