Vacancy Title: Residential Care Worker
Location: Burghwood House, Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: £24.953.00 per annum
Hours: 51.92 hours per week; 4 x 14 hour shifts including every second weekend, and 1 sleep in per week
Everyone deserves an incredible future!
Become a Children’s Care Worker with Acorn Education and Care and start working towards yours.
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.
This is a role with an exciting career and development plan, structured to ensure our staff are trained, supported, and continually developed. We want to give you the best possible toolkit, to deliver outstanding care and support to our Children and young people and help them achieve incredible outcomes.
There will be a thorough induction, fully expensed training courses, the opportunity to be enrolled on an accredited diploma and pairing with a buddy, which together will help you expand your knowledge, get qualifications, and prepare to become a Qualified Care Worker. It is an incredible opportunity to launch your career and see it flourish.
Acorn Education and Care work directly with vulnerable children with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) and complex needs. 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 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.
Working as part of an incredible team of committed care workers, you will co-operate and share knowledge and learning to the benefit of great care. Excellent communication skills are essential, both in terms of teamwork and – most importantly – as you will be in close contact with the children you care for.
Kindness is key. In this role, a warm smile can make a massive difference.
Who are we are looking for?
You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you.
We know that the children and young people in our care can be challenging, and we are looking for Care Workers who are up for that challenge. You will be patient and resilient, and able to recognise the reward in transforming a young person’s life. You will take care of everyday needs, using a calm, reliable approach that builds trust and confidence.
You will be friendly, approachable and kind in your dealings with the children and young people. You will be committed to giving them the space and opportunity to thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.
You will play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you will have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, and a conscientious dedication to the young people’s wellbeing. This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day
Why join Acorn Education and Care?
- We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
- We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
- Funded accredited courses to develop your career
- Discounted Gym membership and shopping vouchers
- We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
- Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
- Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers
- Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
- £24.953.00 per annum
- Earn £1000 by referring a friend
- Further earning potential through sleep ins and overtime
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