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Bank Residential Support Care Worker Vacancy


We are not-yet registered. Our 4-bed residential home, compliant with CQC and Ofsted, located in South Derbyshire (DE11 postcode) will support to 2 young people, aged between 7 and 18 with suspected mental health trauma, abuse, educational and behavioural difficulties (EBD). 


The Bettermeant Group is on the lookout for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join the team within a Children’s Residential Home, in the Swadlincote area, on a bank employment basis.

Of course it’s the people that really make a house a home, so we will also be working to improve how we support the dedicated colleagues who are committed to changing young lives for the better. This is an exciting time to be joining the team. 

Vacancy Details


Bank vacancy


South Derbyshire, DE11

  •  £10.48 - 12.50 per hour

  • plus £50 per sleep  

  • travel reimbursement at £.45 per mile

Key Documents

All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Benefits of working with us

  • Training will be provided where needed.

  • On-site and off-site parking

  • Free food at work

  • Unlimited free therapy calls and 6 counselling sessions per issue

We'd love to hear from you, please get in touch!

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be responsible for a team of support workers including their direct supervision, as well as the day-to-day running of the home. You will also support, assist Team Leader and Registered Manager.


Aspiration – Respect – Teamwork – Empathy – Motivation – Inspiration - Safety


As a Residential Support Care Worker, you will work within a team to support the needs of each young person. It is your role to provide a supporting, caring, and safe environment for all young people in our homes. On a daily basis you will be supporting and encouraging your team and young people with educational development, addressing any performance issues, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensure the health and wellbeing of the young people in the home.


Using your experience and knowledge of complex sexualised and emotional behaviours, autism, ADHD, and / or learning disabilities care you will support others to deliver excellent outcomes for young people, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives. You will:

  • promote partnership with parents and carers as directed by the Children Act and other relevant legislation. Meet the standards set out on Quality Care Standards

  • plan and prepare children and young people for admission to and discharge from residential care. Support in advocating for their needs and wishes

  • work together with all relevant professionals and agencies in the assessment and implementation of plans to meet the needs of children and young people

  • prepare, implement and review programmes for individual children and young people and where appropriate assess and plan for young people to gain independence skills in the preparation for leaving care

  • support young people to participate in life long plans

  • assist children and young people to manage their behavioural difficulties or particular vulnerabilities

  • support and consistently apply strategies and work within set guidelines

  • undertake relevant training underpinned by the service ideology and in meeting the mandatory training needs

  • commit to own self-development

  • attend and participate in staff meetings as required

  • make a positive contribution to meeting and contribute to the development of a good team

  • visit parental / carers home, school, colleges and other settings as required as part of care worker role

  • support less experienced staff by offering advice, guidance and support.
    To facilitate meetings as part of shift role with young people which allow them to have a say in the running of the home

  • promote choice and involvement, act as an advocate for young people

  • understand and support others to understand and implement young people’s plans

  • carry out personal care for young people in line with their This Is Me plans

  • self-monitor and manage accuracy and timely completion of young people’s information, ensuring This Is Me plans are accurately maintained

  • ensure young people's timetables are accurately reflected on the paperless software

  • ensure Safeguarding procedures are followed keeping young people safe from risk of harm and / or abuse

  • ensure that young people’s health needs are met including medication administration

  • ensure young people’s clothing / shoes, possessions and personal finances are safely managed

  • Undertake responsibilities for assigned young people.


As a specialist service, we will provide a critical first-line child protection and safeguarding service. All of our staff are required to show high levels of resilience, empathy, compassion and resourcefulness in order to work successfully with our young people.­­


Your effective self-discipline oversee self-organisation, self-management and delivers the best possible care to the young people who will live at the home. The outstanding service will be delivered with effective and professional verbal and non-verbal communication and administration. You will make sure that the Ofsted Codes of Practice, up-to-date legislations, and expectations of the relevant inspecting bodies are adhered to.

Bank Residential Support Care Worker 

The Bettermeant Group is a young and fiercely ambitious company in the children’s social sector. We have a vision to deliver a truly unique service, operating with a range of clinical and social care services for vulnerable young people, with identified or suspected mental health needs. ​

Our plan is to grow The Bettermeant Group to provide several residential children’s homes for looked-after young people, offering medium to long-term placements and occasional emergency stays.


We will employ conscientious team members who will support and share our vision:

  • Supporting and rehabilitating children and young people into the community

  • healing their deeply ingrained wounds 

  • reshaping their mentality to become more balanced

  • unlocking their abilities to shape a positive future 

  • uphold our safeguarding principle and policies  

  • teaching the importance of education. 

Please understand that young people in our care will present a behavioural challenge to our staff, but the resilient and resourceful team will be able to negotiate and de-escalate all situation. Do you have what it takes?

  • Experience within children’s residential support or similar (2 years desired)

  • Experience in Health and Social Care sector

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Level 3 in Residential Childcare / Health and Social Care (or equivalent)

  • Hold full Driving Licence is ideal

  • Adaptable, approachable, and friendly manner

  • Ability to work using your own initiative and as part of a team

  • Enhanced DBS on the Update Service is desirable but not essential

  • Be able to work across shifts including long days and sleepovers.

  • You’ll start life as a team member by joining our training – 4 weeks of training with experienced professionals to help you feel confident and ready to support our young people.

Experience and qualifications

Work with us

We are looking for forward-thinking, driven and exciting people to work with us. Apply within!



We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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