Residential support worker

Location Farnham

To work within a team and one other waking night, in order to provide a safe and secure home for young people aged between 10 and 18. Promoting a caring environment which provides children and young people with a high standard of specialised care, meeting individual needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity and rights to privacy, independence and choices are met.


This role will be integral in supporting young people in day to day activities and you will be a key worker to one young person placed at Cherry Blossom. You will need to be a positive role model to both young people and staff, which requires a good work ethic, integrity, openness and an ability to set firm boundaries with a caring approach.


The role is full time and involves working 40 hours per week, shifts can be between the following hours and work on a variable Rota basis, including evenings and weekends.

Early: 7.30am-3pm

Late: 2pm-11pm

Long day:7.30am-11pm

Sleep in: 11pm-7.30am


£22,8800-£24,960 per annum

£11.00-£12.00 per hour

Permanent contract

28 days holiday per year

Cameron & Cooper Limited is an innovative provider of specialist care, support and education to some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK, working closely with local authority partners to enable our young people to thrive, achieve independence and live more fulfilling lives.


Our services include Cherry Blossom, The Beech House, The Beech House School and Willow Lodge with plans to open further homes across Surrey and Hampshire.


Our 6 values which we deem imperative for working at Cameron & Cooper:

1)      Secure environments

2)      Integrity

3)      Resilience

4)      Dynamic

5)      Nurturing

6)      Passionate


Culture and change – leading and supporting organisational and cultural change to ensure the future sustainability of our business model, support the creation of an empowered culture which is an inclusive and great place to work for everyone.

Systems and processes – ensuring our people processes and systems are efficient and effective, and we have the tools to do the job.

Developing skills and people – providing career and personal development opportunities and developing the capability of our current

and future workforce to meet organisational needs.


Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring a firm, caring, consistent, well ordered environment is maintained at all times.

Supervising young people before and after the school/college day including mealtimes and to proactively support/encourage the development of their cooking and household skills etc.

To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour management and to attend regular team meetings.

Accompanying children and young people on recreational activities and demonstrating positive role modelling.

Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening and weekend activities for children and young people and to effectively manage small budgets, in relation to this.

Promoting the social and emotional well-being and development of children and young people and to consistently strive to further develop these skills.

Liaising with other staff, professionals, parents and carers as necessary and maintaining high levels of professionalism at all times.

To attend home visits and to provide a specialist outreach service to young people, family and carers, as and when required.

Undertaking any administrative tasks linked to the care of children and young people e.g. keeping appropriate records, making reports as required by the home and any regulatory bodies.

To maintain a log of all accidents, incidents or physical intervention and to challenge suspected inappropriate practice according to policies and procedures.

To participate in case reviews where necessary and to provide support and assistance when difficulties arise.

Keeping up to date with the home’s policies, young people’s risk assessment and care plans; and to follow them at all times.

To assist in developing strategies in behaviour management and to take a lead role in managing the young person’s challenging behaviour, implementing the strategies agreed.

Assisting with the medical and physical needs of children and young people and to ensure that all young people are encouraged to take part at some level, no matter what the ability.

Promoting of young people reaching their own targets and developmental plans.

Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people that the jobholder is responsible for, or comes into contact with and to regularly stay updated in relation to any changes within safeguarding legislation and policy.

Ensuring healthcare needs of the children and young people are met, including making appointments and accompanying them.

To become a key worker for a child understanding that child’s particular needs and as key worker to coordinate and organise the service to meet those needs.



Personal Qualities, Skills & Characteristics:

Empathy to understand staff concerns.

Initiative in highlighting areas which are in need of improvement and creating your own solutions.

Strong organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills.

Confidence to research areas for compliance, both legal and regulatory.

Strong ICT skills – Computer skills to create your own forms and updating spreadsheets etc.

Extremely organised and structured in their work practice.

Strong communication skills.


Drive and enthusiasm.

Commitment to high educational, professional and personal standards.

To have a strong awareness of professionalism and respect for confidentiality.

A relentless drive for excellence and innovation.

Ability to keep calm under pressure.

Flexible and adaptable approach to work.

Reflective, emotionally resilient, cheerful and positive attitude.

Understand and respect social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.






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