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Residential Care Worker - Wood View

Location: PLYMOUTH, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 20,000-21,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Education Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-382414

Wood View Learning Community are recruiting in partnership with Reed Education for a Residential Care Worker on a Temp to Perm basis, working for Reed on a temporary probation period for a number of weeks before being permanently employed by Wood View. 

The Role of the Residential Care Officer:

Main Purpose of Post:

  • To contribute to the effective implementation of individual care programmes. Support the teaching and learning, social and independence activities and experiences, which enhance the overall development of children and young people.
  • To provide an enriching, enabling and fun experience for children and young people with complex needs, whilst ensuring they are cared for in a safe and secure environment.
  • To provide a high standard of care and quality of service consistent with individual need and in accordance with statutory guidelines, policies and procedures.

Principle Duties:

  • To support disabled children and young people to have an enriching, enabling and fun experience during their stay at Wood View. To encourage and facilitate an engaging programme of learning which supports their development and leads to achievable outcomes, however small these may seem.
  • To work in accordance with person-centred principles so that disabled children and young people are able to exercise choice and control over their experiences whilst staying at Wood View.
  • To facilitate and support the active involvement and participation of the children and young people using the service so that they contribute to its overall development.
  • To promote and encourage the value of children and young people’s views, wishes and feelings. 
  • To manage the safe storage, handling and administration of medication whilst adhering to operational policies and procedures. This includes; prescribed medication, controlled medication, emergency medication, and ‘PRN’ medication.
  • To carry out a range of medical procedures, as determined by a registered NHS practitioner, to enable children and young people to be healthy and safe. These tasks are those that a parent would normally be expected to undertake in the care of their children, following training and support.
  • To be proactive in supporting the development and implementation of transition plans for children and young people entering or moving on from the service.


Essential and Desirable Criteria: 

NVQ Level 3 – Child Care and Young People or BTEC National Diploma in Social Care or other similar qualification from a social care, education or health background.

Experience of working in residential services for children with complex support needs. (Within the last 5 years.)

Experience of working in an environment where person-centred approaches are implemented.

Experience of using alternative communication systems e.g. BSL, Makaton, Symbols.

Experience of working within a role which requires good record keeping and accurate updating of documents (in writing and electronically) on a day-to-day basis.


If you are interested in this post and feel you hold the necessary attributes, please apply and/or request further information. We will be in touch to discuss the post further including a full job description and conduct subsequent telephone interviews. 


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check at the cost of £40 and registration to the Update Service at a cost of £13 annually. 

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