Residential Childcare Worker

Everyone deserves an incredible future – become a Residential Childcare Worker with Acorn Education and Care and begin yours!

Job Title: Residential Childcare Worker

Location: Thurcroft, South Yorkshire

Salary: £19,801.60 - £20,176.00 per annum (£9.52 - £9.70 per hour)

Hours: 40 per week, no fixed pattern

The Home

Osprey House is a four bed registered Children’s home. We support Children and Young to build incredible futures by giving them opportunities, developing their life skills and personal interests. 

This home is based in Thurcroft and is within commuting distance from Rotherham, Sheffield, Thurcroft and surrounds.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. 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.

The Role

We are recruiting Children’s Care Workers to join our teams within the Sheffield area. Your empathy and warmth will enable you to support vulnerable Children aged 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!

Part of this exciting and challenging role allows you to chaperone the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, but you will also need to complete relevant paperwork, undertake household tasks, personal care and where appropriate administer medication.

You’ll play a key role in the smooth-running of the site and you’ll have a good grasp of safeguarding and safety and hygiene. 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?

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days)
  • 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 a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables 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

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

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

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