Job Title: Residential Care Worker
Salary: up to £21,000
Location: The Grange Therapeutic School, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8LY
Hours: 42.5 hours per week, term time only.
If you want to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people we have the role for you!
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Residential Care Worker to join our close-knit team at The Grange Therapeutic School, Leicestershire. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will participate in all aspects of work in a residential child care setting. You will be expected to partake in activities to promote the wellbeing of our pupils, hold a full driving licence and be willing to drive our school vehicles.
About the School
We are specialist provision for boys and girls with Education Health Care Plans for social emotional and mental needs aged 8-18. We are situated in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, with close access to major roads, in a Victorian country house. We have with fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to and driven by the individuals.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the Role
Do you want to start a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? - We want you!
You will work as part as an established team, proving a safe nurturing environment for our residential students. We want the young people to retain as much responsibility over their lives as possible and develop over time. Therefore, you will spend your time assisting the young people with everyday activities, such as getting ready for school, homework, cooking, playing and going on outings. A main responsibility of the role is safeguarding the young people and ensuring the physical and emotional needs are met.
Who we are looking for
The Grange want a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.
We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, is willing to go the extra mile and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.
Safeguard all young people and support them with their individual needs
Support and develop the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals within the service
Help improve the standard of living and confidence of every child and young adult
Integrate into the supportive team
Liaise with parents, teachers and other professionals with the best interests of the young people in mind
Enable and support individuals to engage with the education system positively
Work within the agreed care plans
Help to promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines; ensuring a pleasant, clean and safe environment for the students in your care
Undertake direct work with the student, in consultation with and as agreed with other professionals to improve their social skills and life chances.
You must be available to work the shifts required. Some Sunday evening shifts may be required.
A strong desire to work hard to change the lives of young people
You must have the desire to complete a funded NVQ 3
Why work for us?
Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
Be part of a supportive and dedicated team
Continuous professional development and training