Casual Children's Support Worker

Job Title:         Casual Children's Care Worker

Location:         Tadley

Salary:             £9.52 - £9.70 per hour

Hours:              Flexible

Contract:          Bank

Essential: A full driving licence, the willingness to work towards a funded diploma in Residential Childcare and the Right to Work in the UK

Can you work flexibly to enrich the lives of young people as a Casual Children's Care Worker?

We are looking for responsible, caring people to join our fantastic team at Acorn Cottage Tadley as Casual Children's Care Workers. As a Casual Children's Care worker. you will provide critical support at peak times to our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy. As a member of our Casual team, you will be able to choose hours against our shift availability, that work around your life.

This is a great opportunity to start or continue your career in care, working, when required, 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 casual Children's Care Workers are called at short notice to carry out an essential and varied role to provide the individual, bespoke support required by the children and young people in our care. You will chaperone the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, complete relevant paperwork, deliver personal care, undertake household tasks, and where appropriate administer medication.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Care Workers who share 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.

Previous experience in a care setting would be great but isn’t essential as full training will be given and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. These roles are ideal for people working in customer facing industries including retail, hospitality, and leisure, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.

You will join our Casual team, providing crucial support to cover annual leave, sickness, training, or particularly busy periods, ensuring we can continue to deliver high standards of care to our children and young people.

Already qualified to or willing to work towards your NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, able to work at short notice, and be motivated to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.

About us:

Our Acorn Cottage site is an Ofsted ‘Good’ registered 6 bed residential provision for boys and girls aged between 7-18 with Social Emotional Mental Health challenges (SEMH) We require a Residential Support Worker to join our team. Based in Tadley, you can easily reach the services from Basingstoke, Newbury, Slough, Reading and the surrounding areas. Acorn Cottage is set in a rural location in North Hampshire, offer holistic models of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

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

Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.


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