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Residential Child Care Worker


As a Residential Child Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

You’ll provide a kind, caring and fun place to live, helping the children and young people thrive.

You’ll help them achieve positive outcomes and give them a sense of stability and security.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • To enjoy working with children and young people
  • To be a good team player
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • A caring, supportive and patient nature
  • The ability to develop positive relationships
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • The ability to be inclusive to all children and young people
  • The ability to take direction from senior workers
  • Confidence around children, young people and adults
  • Attention to detail, ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

Name : Residential Child Care Worker Case Study – Peter Hornyik
Overview : Making a difference to children’s development is Peter’s priority. He’s passionate about bringing joy to the lives of disadvantaged children. Peter, originally from Hungary, trained as a primary school teacher before moving on to working with children in social care.

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