Job Title: Residential Child Care Worker (RCCW)
Salary: Starting rate £8.72 per hour
Location: Rotherham, Yorkshire
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
Would you like to start your Career in the Residential Care Sector?
Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?
Yes? Apply today to become a Residential childcare worker within one of our teams in Rotherham!
About the home
Acorn Education and Care are recruiting RCCW’s to join one our Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) team located in Thurcroft, Rotherham. Our beautiful and homely residential setting provides 24/7 care for up to four young people within the home. Each child has their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The children could display a variety of challenges and be verbally or physically aggressive. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these children regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
About the Group
Acorn Education and Care is part of the NFA Group, the UK’s largest independent children's services group. We deliver high quality, child- focused residential care to young people from the age of eight upwards. It is by no accident that 95% 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
This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs of the child and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your daily tasks. You could be taking the children out to the cinema, shopping, to the Zoo or you could be spending the day within the home, educating and enhancing life skills.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores and chaperone the children on appointments and other activities. There will be occasions where you may have to administer medication and maintain the children’s personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation, therefore you will receive an induction, followed by shadow shifts and regular supervisions. Also, because you will be faced with challenging behaviour, you will be fully trained in Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA), a de-escalation and physical intervention training course.
Salary is based on a 40 hour week, starting at £8.72ph, increasing upon passing the probationary period and upon qualifying within the role, and an average of one sleep in per week (£40) upon the passing of probation.
Who are we looking for?
We would like you to join our family environment if you have a genuine desire to help and support children. We need you to share our aim, to try and improve their lives, to give them every chance to have better days and a better future. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly.
Once you complete a 6 month probation period, you will be enrolled in a NVQ 3 or Diploma in residential care. This will be fully funded and a lot would be completed on site. However, you must be self-motivated to complete the qualification.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
- Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
- Good communication and listening skills
- Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
- Accurate record keeper
- Organisational skills
- Good team player
Why work for us?
Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:
- Career progression opportunities
- Continuous personal development opportunities
- Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
- An interesting and varied career
- You will be paid hourly
- Sleep ins are paid £40
Acorn Education and Care 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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