Therapeutic/Residential Support Workers

Turning Point Care are currently seeking Therapeutic/Residential Support Workers on a Bank Staff – Full Time basis (opportunities for full time discussed after initial period) for their Therapeutic Children’s home, based in Enfield. 


About Turning Point Care

Our home provides therapeutic support for 5 young people of all ages. We support young people who present with difficult to manage and/or chaotic behaviours.

The home supports children with a range of emotional behavioural difficulties.

Our overall aim is to support young people to modify their behaviours and to enable them to become emotionally stable and self-sufficient in order to live independently. We aim to attract and retain the best people who are committed to the change and development of disadvantaged young people if you feel you have the qualities to enrich the lives of these young people we would like to hear from you.

Benefits we can offer you

  • Excellent hourly rate
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • The opportunity to support looked after children, making a real difference in their lives

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience working within the childcare industry
  • A minimum of 2 years of experiences working within a residential setting
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification
  • Willingness to undertake training and personal development
  • Understanding of the needs of children, particularly those in care
  • Ability to work within a team and lone work
  • Ability to engage and motivate young people
  • Ability to work the following shifts as required Day, Night or Weekend
  • Will be required to work Bank Holidays and during the Christmas period on a rotational basis (a pay increase applies during these periods)
  • Maintaining the development of positive childcare practice in keeping with the aims and objectives of Turning Point Care
  • Providing a safe, caring, warm, nurturing and supportive environment for the children living with us
  • Carrying out duties in line with Turning Point Care policies and procedures and comply with company rules, policies and procedures of the establishment and to respond to emergencies, which may arise within the home
  • Supporting children in maintaining contact with friends and family members
  • Promoting and encouraging learning by the children living at Turning Point Care to work with the children on educational activities within the home and in the community
  • Developing a responsible attitude with children with regard to the fabric, furnishings, equipment, supplies and services in/or to the home and to support them in all domestic aspects of both their own personal space and communal areas of the establishment
  • Accompanying the young people on outdoor activities when required
  • Carrying out household duties, shopping, cleaning, cooking and generally ensuring that the household and garden areas are maintained in a safe manner
  • This position involves some manual handling duties e.g. loading and unloading washing machine, carrying shopping etc.
  • Accepting responsibility for monies as this may be required when carrying out necessary duties.
  • Maintaining a regular system of recording in connection with each young person, to be involved in the implementation of care plans and to assist in the provisions of reports when required
  • Undertaking administrative duties as required e.g. (logbooks, daily records, accident book, incident book, Monthly Reports, Risk Assessments etc.)
  • Being part of a team of workers and being involved in the planning and organisation of the placement which is the total living environment for each young person living within the home
  • Providing a positive working role model for other colleagues and the children living in the home
  • Ability to work any of the following shifts as required: Day, Night or Weekend.
  • Ability to work at least 20 hours/week
  • Will be required to work Bank Holidays and during the Christmas period on a rotational basis (a pay increase applies during these periods)
  • Any other duties as may be required and directed by senior staff
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise your workload
  • The ability to understand and follow policies and procedures


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