Residential Worker

11 Jan 2021
08 Feb 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Salary: Circa GBP22,200
Hours: 37 hrs, Full Time Permanent

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Tayavalla is a short breaks service based in Camelon, Falkirk offering residential short breaks to children and young people with complex health care needs, learning and physical disabilities. We encourage inclusion, ensuring that the children and young people are part of the wider community, through outings and activities we aim to provide a fun and stimulating environment for all our young people.

The successful applicant will provide direct care and support to children and young people aged 5 to 18 who have a range of complex disabilities within a residential short break service providing 24//7 care in line with regulatory requirements and organisational policy and procedure to achieve positive outcomes for individual children and young people.

You will make a difference by:

-Supporting children to achieve positive outcomes for their future.

-Supporting with medical needs or support during the night if needed for the young person.

-Providing a safe environment for them to enjoy time with their friends.

-Giving families the break they need to continue supporting their children.

-Assisting the children in all aspects of their care and supporting their health and wellbeing.

You will need:

-Ideally, a HNC and SVQ 3 in a social care discipline, or a qualification in social care, nursing, education, which would meet the SSSC registration requirements.

-Applications from candidates with only a HNC qualification will be considered as the opportunity to undertake SVQ studies will exist.

-Experience of working with disabled young people.

-The ability to use MS Office to record case notes.

-Excellent communication skills.

-Safeguarding knowledge.

-A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work .


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits .

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Neil Birkett on (phone number removed) or email

Interviews will take place on 4th December

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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