Job Details

Job Title: Qualified Therapeutic Support worker - Children's Residential - Moorlands
Salary: 18,720 - 20,176, depending on experience, plus 31.50 per sleep in

Location: Stoke On Trent
Hours: 40

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Qualified Therapeutic Support Worker to join our team at The Moorlands. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and who can work alongside education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the Home

Moorlands is an Ofsted registered specialist 6 bed residential children’s home specifically designed to meet the needs of young girls & boys, age 7-18 years, with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Located in a rural setting, situation close to Stoke on Trent, Moorlands provides a caring, structured and homely environment for our children. We are within commuting distance of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Hanley, Tunstall, Stafford, Crewe, Macclesfield and other surrounding towns and villages.

About the Role

Working as a Qualified Therapeutic Support Worker you will join an established and experienced care team in the mentoring and educating of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour. This position focuses on developing independent life skills whilst providing a therapeutic care environment. It is an energetic and varied role supporting and mentoring children who can show challenging behaviour. Staff may also be involved in many activities including camping, football, rugby, ice skating, gym, community groups and events, music and concerts and charity work.

This role is offered on a full time basis, working on a 1 on 2 off or 2 on 4 off shift pattern which is inclusive of sleep-ins.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:

  • Supporting, mentoring and educating our children in day to day activities to develop their emotional and social needs  
  • Developing personal and practical skills to enhance independent living 
  • Contributing to a safe and homely environment for our young people.
  • Reporting and recording key aspects of care and developing your professional skills as part of on-going development
  • Managing complex behaviour that can be challenging

Key Skills Required

  • Hold a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification   
  • Ability to provide consistent and structured approach to the care and support you provide.  
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • Previous experience working with children with challenging behaviour.    
  • Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends.   
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence and be prepared to drive as part of the role.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • (Any other site specific or role specific benefits such as an NVQ 3 qualification, Free meals, Employee of the month etc)

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as 'Outstanding' or 'Good'.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Education & Care Website (www.acorncare.co.uk). If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact (phone number) or email (email address)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.