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Residential Support Workers in London

Posted: 19-10-2019
Place: Kensington, London

Residential support workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children or vulnerable adults in care.
What you'll do
Your clients could include children in care, or adults with physical or learning disabilities, mental health problems, addiction issues or other emotional or social needs.
Your day-to-day tasks might include:
checking residents’ needs and progress
providing physical care, which could include bathing, toileting, dressing and feeding
providing one-to-one counselling or group therapy sessions
teaching daily living skills like budgeting, shopping and claiming benefits
providing leisure and creative activities in a safe and supportive setting
helping residents to deal with problems and become independent
talking with residents' families and arranging family and home visits
You'll also be expected to keep accurate records and write reports. These may be used in case reviews and future care plans.
£27,000 per annum
40 hours a week, often on a shift Rota including weekends, evenings
Skills required
You'll need:
the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust
tact, patience and understanding
computer literacy and administration skills
mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.

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