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stoneside drive, eastwood,, G43 1JF
£25,850 per year per annum
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Salary: £25,850 per annum

Location: Glasgow

Contract/Hours: Permanent / Full Time – 37 hours per week - This is a night specific role with a working pattern of 4 nights out of 7, on a 10 hour night shift.

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 3rd July 2024


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

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 Residential Support Worker (Nights) create a safe and supportive environment for children and young people to grow and develop. You will ensure their wellbeing is prioritised by delivering personalised care, guidance and advocacy. It is key that they stay safe and healthy and can reach their full potential.

In return we offer an in-depth induction and amazing opportunities for career progression. We'll enrol you on necessary industry qualifications along with regular supervision and team meetings to ensure you feel part of our team.

Once you have gained the relevant experience and qualifications you will be ready to progress to the next step in your career with us.

About the service

Join us in making a difference in the lives of our remarkable young individuals as a Residential Support Worker (Nights) as part of our Stoneside Short Breaks community!

Your role involves closely monitoring the well-being and safety of the young individuals during their short breaks. This includes creating a nurturing environment and addressing any specific needs.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality residential care and short breaks services to support young individuals with various learning disabilities.

As a Residential Support Worker (Nights), you'll contribute to the development of life skills, social interactions, and personal growth for the young people in our care.

You'll be an integral part of our experienced team, working collaboratively to provide comprehensive care across both short breaks and long-term residential services—all under one roof.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities of a Residential Support Worker (Nights) are;

  • Provide lead case/care planning management, including assessing, reviewing and managing risk.
  • Co-ordinating responsibilities within the service, with multi agency and producing family information, including analysis and written reports.
  • Attendance at professional meetings including reviews, court work etc.
  • Helping young people in all aspects of their lives, at night.
  • Having good communication skills and the ability to engage well with both young people, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Being a creative thinker and having a solution focused approach.

Let's talk about you

Are you resilient and have a positive approach to change and challenge? We're looking for someone with a ‘can do' attitude to join our team. Ideally you'll have:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a care setting and developing positive relationships through trust.
  • Application of a range of techniques to co-ordinate and communicate with service users and their families.
  • Demonstrate a solution focused approach to address problems, individually and in a team setting.
  • Demonstrate emotional resilience to respond to the challenging nature of the role.
  • Possess a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or recognised equivalent) or if you do not possess this you must be prepared to complete this within 2 years of commencing employment with us, full support will be provided.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

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.