Residential Worker

  • Starting from: £24,300pa - £26,300pa
  • Ramsgate, Kent
  • Ethelbert Children's Services

Ethelbert Children's Services provide residential care for vulnerable young people and children with emotional and challenging behaviours, supported by comprehensive Education, therapy and health services. Our dedicated teams provide high levels of care, supported by committed and knowledgeable managers and ancillary services that have been in operation for over 40 years.

We have a number of vacancies arising and welcome interest from individuals to undertake residential positions in our homes in Thanet, Deal, Folkestone and Graveney. We operate a rota shift pattern throughout the week which includes weekends and overnight shifts and offer a competitive salary as detailed below. In addition, all staff will undertake training and development, leading to professional qualifications with long-term career and promotion prospects.

Residential Workers: commencing £24,313.20 pa - £25,283.40 pa (including sleep-ins) depending on experience

Senior Residential Workers: commencing £25,877.40 pa - £26,372.40 pa (including sleep-ins) depending on experience

UPDATE: Following review our night shift rate is now: £51.65 per night

NB: salaries shown are for full-time positions, there is availability for part-time positions.

Experience or transferable skills are desirable but opportunities exist for candidates without this who can demonstrate a desire to develop their own skills and understanding of working with young people and a willingness to undergo further training, at our dedicated training centre. We commit to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information about us and the work we do along with an application form can be found on our website:, via this site or by telephone request on: 01843 823762.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note:

Ethelbert Children's Services also operates its own Fostering Agency across Kent, London and adjacent counties. We are currently actively recruiting in these areas and welcome applications from existing or prospective individuals or couples who would consider this challenging but rewarding role. Excellent training and development is provided along with payments starting at £455.00 per week per child. For further information please contact our fostering team via the above links, directly on Freephone 0898 1681228 or visit us on our website or Facebook.

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