Action for Children Assistant Residential Worker

Closing Date: 17/05/2023

Location: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Description

Contract/Hours: Permanent / Full-Time – 37 hours per week (This is a 24 hour service and shifts will begin at 8am or 8pm)

Interview date: 23 and 24 May 2023

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

Our Rossorry Grove Supported Accommodation is a purpose built 13 apartment supported accommodation service for young people who were homeless or at risk of becoming so. We work with young people aged 16 to 24 years, many of whom have been in care and / or struggle with significant mental health concerns and substance misuse issues.

Each young person will have their own self-contained flat and staff work closely with them to support their development of independent living skills and enabling them to move safely into the community.

As an Assistant Residential Worker, you’ll build and maintain professional working relationships with our young people and their families, by providing emotional, social and practical support. You’ll work as part of a fantastic, committed team to provide a high quality and person-centred care to our young people and their families, ensuring the views and needs are heard and responded to by promoting communication and participation.

Working in residential care can be extremely rewarding. Our aim is to give every young person we work with the support and guidance to reach their potential and support their aspirations for a positive future, and continue to promote independence.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities of the Assistant Residential Worker role are;

  • Supporting young people to achieve their potential.
  • Establish relationships and links within the community to assist our young people and their families.
  • Assisting the Residential Workers to support the young people.
  • Contributing to care plans, support plans and risk assessments.
  • Carrying out 1-2-1 work with the young people to help them with cooking, budgeting and looking for jobs etc. and attending appointments with them.

Let’s talk about you

  • Diploma Level 2 in youth work or a social care related qualification, however we are very open to those with equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people.
  • Registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) or the willingness to register.
  • Good IT skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and cover shifts which will include evenings, nights and weekend work.
  • Access to a car. The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We’d love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at We’ll be happy to give you any support you require.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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You can find full details and apply for the role at the following link: Action for Children Careers

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