Children's Residential Shift Leader

Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become a Children’s Residential Shift Leader with Options Autism and start working towards yours.

Role: Children’s Residential Shift Leader

Salary: £23,400.00 per annum (£12.50 per hour)

Contract: Full Time; Permanent

Options Autism are a values-driven organisation that strives to put both our employees and residents first. We provide continuous professional development to take your career further, alongside fully accredited courses to support your development.

Your wellbeing matters to us, and therefore we offer discounted gym memberships, Our Employees Reward Hub that offers great rewards such as discount vouchers, we offer Annual Leave Entitlement equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum, plus our “Moment in Time” that allows additional days leave for a special day in your life, whether this be an anniversary, Birthday, Child’s first day at school or simply just a day to relax!

Benefits: we want our residents to have the best care possible, and therefore strive to look after our employees to make this possible. You’ll get an exceptional reward package that includes:

· Funded qualifications

· £23,400.00 per annum (£12.50 per hour)

  • Further earning potential through sleep ins and overtime


· Annual Leave Entitlement equivalent to 5.6 weeks per year (with options to purchase more)

· Life Assurance

· Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions

· “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And market leading benefits offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform Vista that enable you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover


Plus, outstanding development and support starting with our award-winning induction programme, to supporting you with specialist qualifications and best in class management development and hi potential programmes, so you can flourish and develop your full potential.

About the Home:

Acorn Park is situated in the beautiful village of Banham in Norfolk. Acorn Park is a multi-site with a DfE registered specialist school for children and young people with Autism and related disabilities or difficulties. Also within the grounds are 8 individual children's homes. Each home holds its own speciality ranging from support non-verbal children all the way through to high functioning young people who are learning independence for adult life. The Quadrant is 6 semi-independent flats for children and young people who are ready to begin their journey to adulthood with support from the dedicated team to learn life skills and about life in the community.

This home is based in Banham and is within commuting distance from Norwich, Attleborough, Thetford and surrounds.

Who are we are looking for?

Options Autism Work directly with autistic Children who exhibit a wide range of abilities, from non-verbal to high-functioning and You will be patient and compassionate and, most of all, dependable – working hard to forge a much-needed relationship of trust with those in your care.

This will involve creatively learning about the young person’s interests as well as their dislikes and their triggers, using that connection as a launchpad for a rewarding relationship. A passion for this kind of relationship-building is essential.

You will be responsible for the wellbeing of the children or young people in your care. This will include chaperoning the children to appointments and activities, completing relevant paperwork, undertaking household tasks, and where appropriate administering medication. You will also lead, train and develop new and existing care workers within your team, helping the deputy manager to maintain a skilled and knowledgeable team in order to deliver the best care for our Children and Young People.

If this sounds like you, please apply below or give us a call on 01204 558 055.

Being exceptional is just a call away.

What we need from you:

· Full and valid UK Driving Licence

· Access to a car

· Right to Work in the UK

· Currently hold a Level 4 Apprenticeship for Children Young People and Families Practitioner or NVQ equivalent

· Passionate about caring for young adults, and to support them to reach their full potential

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.


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