Residential Care Worker

Role: Children’s Care Worker

Job description

Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become a Children’s Care Worker with Acorn Education & Care and start working towards yours.

Role: Children’s Care Worker

Salary: From £22,893.30 per annum including sleep in payments (starting at £54.00 per sleep in)

Contract: Full Time; Permanent

Acorn Education & Careare 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: starting with working towards a funded Level 4 Apprenticeship for Children Young People and Families Practitioner

· From £22,893.30 per annum including sleep in payments (starting at £54.00 per sleep in)

· 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:

We are recruiting Children’s Care Workers to join our teams within the Wrexham area. Your empathy and warmth will enable you to support vulnerable children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). This means that the Children we care for may have experienced challenging or traumatic upbringings and may have difficulties with anxiety, mental health or in some cases self-harm. That’s why we’re looking for calm, conscientious and kind people who can take care of the daily needs of the children– vital help that can transform their lives!

We have a number of homes near Wrexham and surrounds which are within commutable distance from Llangollen, Chester, Shrewsbury and surrounds.

Who are we are looking for?

The best news is you don’t need any prior experience to join our family, just a big heart, and a passion to make a difference. You’ll understand that our Children & Young People can be challenging but will be relish that challenge and will approach it with patience, resilience, calmness, becoming their reliable go to person that helps them with their everyday needs.

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

· Willingness to work towards a funded Level 4 Apprenticeship for Children Young People and Families Practitioner or NVQ equivalent

· Passionate about caring for Children and Young People, 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.

Hours:  48 hours per week; 2 days on, 4 days off

Location:  Wrexham

Essential: A full driving licence, the willingness to work towards a Level 3 QCF Diploma in Children and Young People and the Right to Work in the UK

Do you want to make a difference to a young person who’s had a hard start in life?

Do you have the qualities to be the person they trust and look up to, so they have a brighter future than their past?

Do you want to be a part of an organisation consistently voted as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in each of the last 3 years that puts your wellbeing at its heart and provides a nurturing, rewarding and enjoyable working environment as well as giving you world class learning and career development opportunities?  Then we’re the organisation for you.   

Working with our young people at Arrow House in Wrexham you’ll be part of a team supporting 3 children develop the life skills and enjoy the life experiences they need to have bright futures.

You’ll get an exceptional reward package:

  • £23,761.92 - £24,211.20 per annum (£9.52 - £9.70 per hour) plus £54 payment per sleep in
  • Flexible working patterns that fit around your life, with the ability to flex and change your package to suit your circumstances
  • Working 2 days in 6 for a full-time salary
  • Sleep-In and Shift Allowances
  • 34 days annual leave (+ ability to buy up to 5 days 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.

Who are we are looking for?

And the best news is you don’t need any prior experience to join our family, just a big heart, and a passion to make a difference.  You’ll understand that children and young people can be challenging but will be relish that challenge and will approach it with patience, resilience, calmness, becoming their reliable go to person that helps them with their everyday needs.

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

Being exceptional is just a call away.

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.

Care assistant/ Support worker/ Children’s care worker/ Children development /Working with children/ SEMH practitioner/ Career/ Trainee


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