Senior Support Worker (Childrens Residential Care)

  • Full Time
  • Matlock

Website Blue Mountain Homes

We are opening a new home!

We are pleased to announce that we are offering a £500 joining bonus (£250 initially & £250 after passing probation) along with a meal for two.

As Ofsted require us to refer to young people/youth as ‘children’, our official Job Title reflects that. However, as our young people are aged 10-18, the term ‘youth’ describes them more fittingly.

Since 2002, we have been “reaching out and changing lives”. Blue Mountain Homes is an established yet progressive company, operating Residential Children’s Homes and Independent Schools across the UK, expanding into areas of need.

We are looking for dynamic youth mentors who have a desire to engage, guide and bring a positive influence in the lives of the young people in our care.

Training will be provided but the most important quality we are looking for is a commitment and a desire to bring about a positive change in the lives of young people.

The successful candidate must have experience working in a Children’s Home, and will already have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care.

The Senior Children’s Residential Care Worker role will involve:

  • Helping to create a positive environment for each young person’ with particular reference to his/ her safety, health and education.
  • Helping to carry the homes ethos and values through to the young people and represent Blue Mountain Homes as a professional.
  • Maintaining good professional practices in accordance with Ofsted Regulations and the Quality Care Standards for children’s homes.
  • Engaging in the effective delivery of residential childcare in accordance with Company

Our normal shift patterns are on a rolling rota basis and our shift working hours are: 07.30am-23.00pm per shift, which means days of working can vary from week to week.

Sleep in shifts are required.

All applicants must have a valid manual UK/EU Driving Licence.

We operate using Safer Recruitment at all times so any offer of employment would be dependent on the necessary checks and enhanced DBS.

Salary: £24,000 – £25,500 approx. a year includes sleep in allowance

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£25,500.00 per year


  • Childrens Residential Care: 2 years (preferred)


  • Manual Drivers Licence (preferred)
  • NVQ Level Diploma in Residential Child Care Qualification (preferred)

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