Senior Residential Worker

Salary from £27,224 - £27,718  (including sleep-ins)


We are currently recruiting Senior Residential Workers to compliment our existing childcare teams across the Kent area who work with children and young people who can present with a range of social and emotional difficulties.


We invite interest from candidates who possess a minimum of 2 years experience in residential childcare, who are now looking to step up to a more senior role. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to :

  • Understand basic child development and the additional needs of children in care
  • Understand and implement the 'Quality Standards'
  • Supervise and develop less experienced Residential Workers
  • Effectively plan, organise and lead shifts
  • Produce accurate and informative reports
  • De-escalate potential crisis situations
  • Lead by example

Ongoing training and development opportunities will be made available to successful candidates, which will form a mandatory element of the role.


Shift patterns include weekends & sleep-ins and a flexible approach to working hours would be advantageous, as would the ability to drive.

To apply for this position, follow the link to our online application form, or download a printable version of the form below.


Job Description
Senior Residential Worker JD.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [82.2 KB]
Person Specification
Senior Residential Worker PS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [72.1 KB]
Application Form
Employment Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [427.7 KB]

Please return completed applications to:


Personnel Department
Ethelbert Children's Services
17 Leigh Road



CT12 5EU


If you would like an informal discussion regarding the expectations of the role, please contact our Personnel Department on 01843 823762


We are an equal opportunities employer

During the current pandemic there are understandable concerns around children residing in social care and the ability of social care organisations to provide continuity of service.


Based on all available government advice and guidance, and following a review of our current resources, Ethelbert Children’s Services have shared a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with each of its local authority partners and relevant regulatory bodies.


At this time, we do not foresee any significant difficulties in providing ongoing residential care and/or fostering services.


As new information and guidance becomes available, will be reviewing our BCP and updating our partners accordingly.


Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Ethelbert Children's Services -
Residential Children's Homes, Fostering and.Specialist Education
17 Leigh Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5EU
Tel: 01843 823762
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