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Children Support Worker

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  • Tiptree, Essex, England
  • Permanent,
  • Children and young people,
  • RCSW Tiptree
  • 24/05/2024
Job description

Children's Residential Support Worker
Tiptree, Essex
Starting salary £24.000+sleep ins (£50 per sleep-in)
Permanent Role

gap healthcare is currently recruiting on behalf of their client a dedicated Residential Children’s Support Worker. Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young adults? Do you have the resilience, empathy and skills to support children with mental health needs and challenging behaviours? If so, we want to hear from you! 

As a Residential Children’s Support Worker, you will be a crucial part of the team, providing day-to-day care, support and guidance to children with a range of needs. Your role will involve:

  • Building positive, trusting relationships with the children and young adults
  • Supporting service users with mental health needs, complex emotional and behavioural challenges
  • Assisting with daily routines and activities
  • Promoting independence and self-esteem
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of all children in your care
  • Participating in sleep-in shifts, providing overnight support as required


  • Must have a full, valid, UK driving licence 
  • Previous experience working with children with mental health needs, challenging behaviours or similar experiences with adults might be considered
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm and patient and be understanding in challenging situations
  • Relevant qualifications in childcare or social care would be beneficial 


  • Competitive salary with opportunities for additional earnings through sleep-ins and qualifications
  • Comprehensive training and ongoing professional development
  • A supportive and inclusive working environment
  • The opportunity to make a real, lasting impact on the lives of children

If you have the skills, experience and passion, we would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about this role, please give us a call on 01473 350255!

If this role is permanent, gap healthcare is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, gap healthcare is operating as the employment business. gap healthcare is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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