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.

Senior Residential Support Worker

The Daltons, Seaham

Permanent - Full Time
£13.46 - £14.14 per hour (DOE)

Senior Residential Support Worker

The Daltons, Dolton Le Dale, Seaham, Co. Durham, SR78QT

Hours of Week: 40

Contract Type:Permanent


  • An understanding of the developmental needs (physical, emotional, intellectual, social and educational) of young people.
  • Child Protection issues and procedures. Social Care Services available to young people and their families
  • Working within a team & Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding.
  • Ability to motivate self and others to meet time and performance goals.
  • Ability to deal with emotional stress.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Good interpersonal skills – relate well to others (young people and staff at all levels).

As a Senior Residential Support Worker you will:

  • Assist the Manager and Deputy Manager in providing operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.
  • To respond to and meet the identified needs of children/young people as outlined in individual care plans and as agreed with the manager.
  • To work in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant agencies, in meeting the needs of young people.
  • To ensure that work with children/young people is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements.
  • To ensure that the safety and welfare of young people is paramount.
  • To organise, deliver and co-ordinate induction, supervision, appraisal and support of individual staff in the team, as required by the Manager.
  • To ensure care plans are implemented, monitored and reviewed.To participate in the review of care plans.
  • To ensure that the administration tasks of the home are carried out efficiently and effectively to make best use of management and information systems.

About The Dolton’s:

The Daltons offer warm and inviting accommodation, with each person having their own bedroom furnished and decorated to promote feeling of being in a family home. Located in Seaham, The Daltons contains 6 bedrooms supporting you people of ages 16 to 25, we care for young people with mental health, learning disabilities and autism.

We value the potential of each young adult and provide continuous support to help them develop independent skills and relationships to lead happy and productive lives.

Benefits of Working for us:

  • A rewarding career you can be truly proud of
  • A supportive environment that is committed to helping you flourish and deliver excellent care to the people we support
  • Competitive pay
  • Career development and training
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Enhanced annual leave (Omit from Education adverts)
  • Fully funded Level 3/4 Health & Social Care qualification (Omit from Education adverts)
  • Funding towards a Therapeutic Childcare bachelor’s degree (Omit from Education adverts)

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!

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.


The Daltons Living Room

About The Daltons

The Daltons is a service designed to help young adults with complex needs face some of the most challenging transitions they might encounter on their pathway to independence.

Whether this is the transition from hospital to the community, or from residential care to independence, young people will experience at The Daltons the relationships and clinical support they need to achieve success in adulthood.

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