Job Title: Adult Bank Care Worker

Pay: £10.75ph

Location: Underley Garden School, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hours: Various days

Contract: Bank

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of Adults, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Bank Adult Care worker to join our bank team at Underley Garden School. Someone who is motivated by helping other, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.

About the school

Underley Garden is a school and residential home within the Acorn Care and Education and NFA group, the UK’s largest, independent children’s services group. It is categorised as an Ofsted Outstanding School and Residential home, specialising in SEN Education and care.

The school and residential children's home cares for children and young adults with a range of complex needs, such as Autism, mental health problems and behavioural or learning difficulties. The aim of the site is to ensure that every young person’s education and care leads to better days and a better future. This is achievable due to a dedicated and supportive team who are passionate, reliable and understanding.

There are three Adult homes, which are part of Underley- one in Kirkby Lonsdale, one in Lindale, one in Grange-over-Sands. At times, you may be required to work across all three sites. 

Underley is situated within a beautiful countryside setting, on the edge of the Lake District, near the town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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 casual hours? To make a change to adult’s lives? Are you friendly, enthusiastic and caring? Yes? We want you!

Don’t worry about having any experience, we will train, support and promote you, to ensure you have an amazing career. Take our Assistant Head Craig, for example, who began his journey at Underley as a maintenance worker.

We have an exciting opportunity for a number of individuals to start as an Adult Bank Care Worker within our family environment at Underley.

You will be responsible for safeguarding the Adults and make sure they are healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible. Also, you will be required to ensure the physical, emotional and personal care needs of all the adults are met, by referring to agreed care plans. This will enable the adults to retain as much responsibility for their own lives as possible and develop over time.

This role does come with some potential challenges such as long hours, behaviour management and ensuring the personal care of each person is upheld.


Who we are looking for?

This challenging role needs a person who is compassionate, enthusiastic, reliable and resilient. The Bank Care Worker should work well within a team, be able to organise and plan a workload and be prepared to work with varying types of difficulties.

 The ideal candidate will have a clear motivation as to why they are applying and why they would be suitable for the role. Also, whilst some experience and an NVQ 3 is desirable, we are fully prepared to support Care Workers in starting their careers with training.

A driving licence would also be desirable due to the remote location of the site and limited public transport.

Key Responsibilities

·         Safeguard all adults in the childrens residential home and support them with their individual needs.

·         Support and develop the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals within the service

·         Help improve the standard of living and confidence of every adult

·         Integrate into the supportive team

·         Provide support to the adults and assist with everyday activities such as cooking, homework, playing games and going on outings.

·         Liaise with parents, teachers and other support workers with the best interests of the young people in mind.

·         Enable and support individuals to engage with the education system positively


Essential criteria

·         You must have a keen interest in supporting and working with young people, in a care environment.

·         You must be flexible.

·         You must be able to travel to the school with ease.

·         You must have the  ability to work within a 24/7 operation.


Why work for us?

·         Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

·         Be part of a supportive and dedicated team.

·         Continuous professional development and training.

·         Internal Promotion.

·         Staff meals.

·         Team building.

·         Potential overtime.


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. 

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