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Lydden, Kent
Advertising Salary
£27,405.60 – £28,060.80

About The Role

Want to work in a children’s home that makes a positive, lasting difference to children’s lives? Are you an experienced Residential Worker or Youth Worker, or do you have no experience but are looking to build a career in residential care?

We need determined, resilient people to be long lasting, significant adults in a child’s life.

With our structured pay-scales and clear career progression paths, we can support you with the training and experience to develop into a Senior Residential Support Worker, Deputy Manager or Residential Manager. We know that children benefit from having consistent, long-term adults in their lives, therefore your career progression, happiness and wellbeing is paramount to us.

Compass Homes are built around accepting a child as they are in a non-judgemental way. You will teach them to build self-esteem and accept themselves, helping their journey into adulthood.

What makes us different?

  • Compass makes houses, homes - We invest heavily in ensuring homes are beautifully decorated, allowing children to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.
  • Generous budgets devoted to children – Each of our homes is given substantial investment to allow for all children to experience childhood, including holidays abroad, recreational activities and special events.
  • Direct therapeutic work with children – We aim to provide all children with therapy, driven by industry-leading psychologists and practice. This will include therapeutic training for all staff.
  • Bespoke systems – Spend more time working directly with children rather than duplicating reports with our bespoke, time-saving incident reporting system.
  • Skills to Care Induction - All new starters complete 2 separate weeks of classroom-based training and a week of shadow shifts to best prepare them for the new role.


Why work for Compass?

  • Earn a highly competitive salary with £50 per sleep-in.
  • We will put you on our Passport to Manage training and allow you to get your Level 5. This will give you a clear pathway into a management role.
  • A great work/life balance with flexible working patterns.
  • Earn up to £3,250 by recommending a foster carer or up to £1,000 by recommending a full-time staff member.
  • Receive a £100 bonus for achieving a ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome for the home and a £200 bonus for achieving ‘Outstanding’.
  • Receive £200 (2 years), £400 (5 years) and £600 (10 years) service awards, plus up to £500 special recognition award for outstanding practice.
  • Access to our health and wellbeing support platform. Receive cashback for various medical and wellbeing appointments and treatments with our MediCash scheme, as well as the chance to win up to £150 in vouchers every month from our REACH Awards.


What will I do as a Residential Support Worker?

  • Using your experience and skills – further developed with our support and training, you will assist with the care of our children and young people.
  • All of our homes adopt therapeutic practices, allowing you to develop into a specialist care provider. Training also includes reflective practice to consistently improve the way we care for children.
  • You will create positive relationships with the children, meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times.
  • You will create timetables, setting boundaries and expectations for the young people. Consistency and organisation skills are key.
  • You will meet a variety of children and young people, some of whom may require high levels of supervision and support.


If you want to develop your career and make a real difference in a child or young person's life, apply to be a Residential Support Worker with Compass today.


Please note that you must be 22 years old or above to apply as per children’s homes regulations. You must also have a valid driving licence.


The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check. To be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.


Compass is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  As we continue to grow, we know that we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our children and young people.





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