Casual Residential Support Worker (Overnight Work)

Support Worker (Children's Social Care)
210000R5 Requisition #

| Salary £10.21 per hour, Casual hours per week | + Holiday Pay | additional payment for working during the hours of the night, additional 25% of hourly rate M-F and 50% of hourly rate Saturday/ Sunday.

Casual Opportunities have arisen in our homes based across Lancashire

As a casual Residential Support worker (RSW) you will be employed on an 'as and when needed basis' within a children's homes. The role of an RSW is that of a night worker. Your responsibilities are to meet the safeguarding needs of our young people during the hours of the night whilst the other residential staff sleep.

Every child desires someone who thinks the world of them and we are looking for professionals to join our extensive network of homes that can be this person. The right candidate may not have experience of working in a children's home but should have some experience of working with children in a professional capacity. This is why a leading induction and training program will be provided to successful candidates to support ongoing career development and support. 

Meeting a child's social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and physical needs is a demanding yet highly rewarding role ensuring every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to build effective working relationships with young people, show good team work skills, communication skills and record keeping. Whilst demanding the role is highly rewarding, a high level of patience and dedication to the needs of children that can be challenging is essential.

They will also need to be able to work with other agencies, such as social workers, the Police, YOT workers, in promoting the needs of the young people.

There are many benefits of working for Lancashire County Council for example:

For staff working with young people in our Homes, free meals & drinks

A corporate cycle to work scheme which encourages wellbeing

A generous local government pension scheme

An extensive supportive and career developing training and induction program

Extensive employee support and wellbeing services

Access to saving and credit union schemes

Access to discounts, vouchers and employee benefits from leading companies across Lancashire.

Although this post does not require you to have your own vehicle, it does require all applicants to have a full UK driving licence. Transporting our young people to and from family contact as well as in emergency situations is an integral part of the role therefore the ability to drive our fleet vehicles is essential.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sian Buckley on 01253 897303.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.


We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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