Residential Support Worker
Turn the negatives of COVID-19 around – Make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults. Acorn Care and Education has the rewarding career you’ve been looking for!
Acorn Care and Education are continuing to employ key workers to support, care for and educate vulnerable children and adults with additional needs such as Autism or Social, Emotional, Mental health challenges.
Even if you have no experience and come from a hospitality or retail background, If you are caring, resilient and want to make a change, we will train and support you to become a care professional. Please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role further with you.
Job Title: Residential Childcare worker
Salary: £20,631.52 to £22,003.80 (CW1-CW3)
Location: The Shires, Stretton, Rutland.
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We’re looking for Residential Childcare workers to join our team at The Shires.
About the School
The Shires consists of three sites all within a 15 minute drive of one another. We have two Special Educational Needs (SEN) Schools and 3 Residential homes. We help care for and support 33 young people aged 11-19 who have been diagnosed with Autism and may have accompanying learning disabilities, behavioural problems or medical conditions.
The ethos of The Shires is very much characterised by a ‘can do’ attitude. We want people who focus on the positive outcome of our children and take responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people. We share the value of creating a safe and nurturing home and we want people who can be fair and respectful, in order to do the right thing to support everyone in our care.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the role
Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? – We want you!
The Shires currently has an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a Residential Child Care worker, to join the supportive and friendly team.
Shifts are from 07.00 until 21.00 on a rolling 2 day on, 2 day off rota.
During these hours you will be working with the children within their day to day lives; Cook with them, play games and do activities, help them within their day and night routines and assist with any problems or personal care needs the young people may have. A key responsibility is to Safeguard all who are in our care and ensure they are safe and healthy.
Other duties include liaising with other staff, working to agreed care plans and keeping the home clean and tidy.
- Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where children can thrive and develop independence
- promote and celebrate diversity
- provide a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities that meet the individual needs of the children
- Safeguard all young people and support them with their individual needs
- Integrate into the supportive team
- To record a log, details of incidents etc., as required by procedure
Please see the Job description for further responsibilities.
Why work for us?
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Continuous professional development and training opportunities
- Opportunity for Internal Promotion
- Potential overtime
- Free meals, Parking and Uniform
- 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement
- Life insurance
- Social activities
- “Your Wellbeing Matters”
- Employee Rewards Hub
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.