Job Title: Therapeutic Support Worker

Location:  Horsham

Salary £23,562.60

Hours: 3 x 14 hr days and 1 sleep in

Contract:  Permanent

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Therapeutic Support Worker?

We are looking for responsible, caring individual to join our fantastic team at Burgwood House Horsham as a Therapeutic Support Worker. As the Therapeutic Support Worker, you will support our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to continue your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Therapeutic Support Workers carry out an essential and varied role to develop independent life skills and provide the bespoke, therapeutic support required by the children and young people in our care. You will support, mentor and educate our children in day to day activities to develop emotional and social needs, and help them develop practical skills to enhance or enable independent living.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Therapeutic Support Worker who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Your previous experience of working with young people in an SEMH environment will be invaluable as you positively engage with our children, providing structured, consistent care and development.

About us

Acorn Education and Care Burghwood House is an Ofsted registered care and education campus which is set in the picturesque countryside of West Sussex. The home offers a holistic model of care and education to children and young people aged 11 – 18 years, with Social, Emotional, Mental Health difficulties. Burghwood House seeks to maintain stable placements so that the residents build relationships, enhance their feelings of self-worth and develop a desire to learn. The home is located near Horsham and is commutable from Slinfold, Barns Green, Crawley, Leatherhead, Guildford, Worthing and other surrounding towns and villages.  

Acorn Education and Care is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

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.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education

care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Please note for this role you will have to be NVQ 3 qualified to meet the role criteria. 

Closing Date-17/1/2021

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.



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