Become a Residential Childcare Support Worker

Provide stability, guidance, and care to those who need it most.
If compassion, purpose, and shaping young lives excite you, we want to hear from you.

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Why become a Residential Childcare Support Worker?

We provide highly nurturing, therapeutic children's homes for young people with a variety of complex needs. As a Residential Childcare Support Worker, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact by helping young people to develop resilience, overcome challenges, and thrive in a safe environment. 

By providing care, guidance and support, you can help transform lives and witness the growth and achievements of young people, knowing you played a crucial role. Our rewarding careers as Residential Childcare Support Worker offer personal fulfilment, the change to build deep connections, and opportunities for professional growth.

Join our team of dedicated and passionate individuals making a lasting impact!

Roles and responsibilities of a Residential Childcare Support Worker

  • Complete key domestic duties on a day-to-day basis that ensure a homely environment is maintained
  • Encourage the development of individual interests and attitudes by planning, organising and participating in activities
  • To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
  • To assess individual needs and contribute to care and risk plans.
  • Establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the young people
  • Manage behaviour positively and assertively by working in line with specified care and risk management plans
  • Consult with young people to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle
  • Motivate and assist young people in developing and sustaining positive networks with adults and peer groups, including families
  • Participate in the development, implementation and review of packages of care through team meetings, supervisions
  • Attend, and where necessary advocate for the Young Person in child care reviews

Our Residential Care Providers

We are seeking Residential Childcare Support Workers for our providers in various locations.

North Lakes

Brampton and Carlisle

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North Lakes have been offering attachment and trauma informed care to young people via their therapeutic children's homes for over thirteen years. Their multi-skilled teams support children with many complex needs; nurturing both emotional health and wellbeing as well as social and academic success.

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Dove Adolescent Services

Pontefract, Wakefield, Doncaster, Eggborough and Barnsley

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Dove Adolescent Services provide flexible, individual care packages for children and young people. Their network of small multi-occupancy homes and single occupancy Specialist Resource Units offer the flexibility to support vulnerable children of different backgrounds and needs.

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Area Camden

Haringey, Islington, Camden, Cambridge & Suffolk

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Area Camden provide young people with the facilities to expand their potential and develop their skills whilst living in a safe environment. From tackling self esteem to formulating a suitable care plan, Area Camden work with all their young people closely to help them achieve their goals.

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Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bristol, Bedford & Newport

Headway provides child-centred residential care for young people between the ages of 9 - 17, who have often experienced neglect resulting in behavioural and emotional difficulties. By offering our professional support, we enable them to achieve their potential in a safe and stable environment.

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Bay View Childcare

Lancaster, Lancashire

Bay View Childcare provides stability and care for young people aged 10-17 who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. We provide a therapeutic & nurturing environment that will enable the young people in their care to experience happier times and work towards a brighter more prosperous future.

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Apple Orchard

West Sussex and Surrey

Apple Orchard specialise in working with adolescent males who have experienced different levels of trauma. We support young people to build positive relationships and attachments.

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Southampton, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester

Budwood provide young people with a stable comfortable home, where they will be receive high levels of support and guidance to keep them safe and help them learn and develop the necessary skills to enable them a smooth and successful transition to independence and adulthood. 

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Leaving Care Solutions

London, East Sussex, Hertfordshire and Leeds

Leaving Care Solutions provide semi-independent accommodation and support for young people leaving care. Our bespoke placements accommodate high risk, vulnerable and challenging young people with one to one support around the clock.

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Why work with us?

Working at Polaris is more than a career – it’s achieving extraordinary things every day. We’ve built a strong team of over 1,000 talented and ambitious individuals who are dedicated to making a difference to the 3,500 vulnerable young people we care for. 

As one of the largest providers of children’s services, our range of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK. Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

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