Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Residential Support Worker

The Red House, Renfrewshire

40 hours per week
£22,215.46 - £24,786.10 per annum

Residential Support Worker – The Red House, Johnstone, Refrewshire


Unqualified: £10.47-£11.00 per hour

Qualified: £11.12-£11.68 per hour

40 Hours per week – Full time


The Red House:


The vision we share at the Red House is to be a safe, stable, caring, nurturing and fun environment where the experience is akin to a large family home.

Part of Young Foundations, The Red House is a specialist provision for children and young people, who have a range of identified complex and challenging needs such as Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Issues and other health needs.


We strive to be a containing environment with a therapeutic approach underpinned by an understanding of trauma.

We have a fierce determination to understand our children and young people and support them to make sense of their journey, to heal and to step forward toward achieving their potential. 

The Role:


As a genuinely caring and highly motivated Residential Support Worker you should embody our goals in improving the lives of our children and young people in a residential setting.

As a key worker you will have the opportunity to support this progress and development of the child or young person assigned to you and take a key role in improving their life chances.

To join our team you should have experience of supporting children or young adults in a similar environment.

It is desirable for you to hold the relevant SVQ Diploma 3 / 4 qualification in Health and Social Care. However, without this qualification we will also consider your application.

To apply, please submit your CV with an email address and contact number.

What Young Foundations Can Offer You:

Join an award winning organisation that offers Industry Leading Training:

Young Foundations was the recipient of the prestigious Laing Buisson ‘Innovation In Care Award 2018’, and is fully committed to the provision of exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of its employees: including training in attachment disorder, neurology, development and mental health and well-being.

The opportunity to study for a Bachelor’s degree while you work:

Young Foundations believe that the professionalism and expertise of our frontline staff should be recognised, by allowing them to achieve a credible level of nationally recognised qualification while they work. With this in mind, 2018 saw the launch of the Foundation Degree sponsorship programme in partnership with Glyndwr University, Wales. This programme allows the part funding of Young Foundations employees, to follow University programmes of work based education, that will lead to FdA and later BA (Honours) qualifications in Therapeutic Childcare.

Young Foundations is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with our safeguarding policy. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, right to work checks and any other necessary checks.

A colourful bedroom at The Red House

About The Red House

At the Red House, we care for, support, develop, and empower young people with complex difficulties to realise their potential in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. This is achieved through a holistic model of care which is distinctive of compassion, skill and evidence based positive intervention.

Our aim is to improve the life of children, we believe that children have the right to a safe and fun childhood and one that creates positive happy memories.

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