Social Care

Residential Care Officer

Job description

Residential Care OfficerJob purpose:

  • To provide a person centred, safe, caring, engaging and stimulating environment. In a service which is committed to providing a bespoke service that promotes the wellbeing and rights of everyone it supports.
  • To support the service to deliver a high standard of support, which is evidenced based and outcome focused for both the people we support and their families, facilitating maximum independence, dignity, choice and control, through person centred planning and support.
  • To ensure that all work undertaken is in line with best practice, regulatory standards, the services and Southwark’s values and policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure that a person centred approach is adopted to meet the identified needs of the individual in accordance with individual support plans.
  • To provide personal care such as supporting people to wash, bathe, dress, with eating and attending to toileting needs in an empowering and respectful way and to undertake manual handling duties as required in accordance with individual care plans.
  • To assist, when required, with domestic duties including cleaning, preparation of meals, kitchen duties and general home management.
  • To comply with all health and safety and recording requirements as per service needs and as directed by senior staff.
  • To be responsible for the safety and well-being of the clients when on duty.
  • To maintain and update records including risk assessments, handling plans and management plans in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To attend meetings, supervisions, training courses and follow-up refresher courses as required.


  • QCF level three qualification or equivalent qualification or commitment to undertaking the relevant course following the completion probation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and understanding of people of all ages with learning disabilities, autism and behaviours of concern.
  • Knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance in relation to adult and children’s homes, safeguarding practice, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty legislation and best practice.
  • Knowledge of on call procedures and regulatory requirements for reporting and escalating issues or concerns.
  • Experience of working with children, young people or adults with learning difficulties within a residential environment, including experience of providing personal care and working with people who have behaviours of concern.
  • Knowledge and experience around setting targets / goals and measuring achievements and promoting a wide range of activities for all client groups.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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