Job Details

Job Title:      Bank Residential Care Worker

Location:      Thatcham

Salary:          £9.00 - £9.50 per hour

Hours:          Flexible

Contract:      Bank


Can you work flexibly to enrich the lives of young people as a Bank Residential Care Worker

We are looking for responsible, caring people to join our fantastic team at Ramsworth Cottage Hampstead Norreys) as Bank Residential Care Worker As (Bank Residential Care Worker), you will provide critical support at peak times to our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to start or continue your career in care, working, when required, as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Bank Residential Care Workers are called at short notice to carry out an essential and varied role to provide the individual, bespoke support required by the children and young people in our care. You will chaperone the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, complete relevant paperwork, deliver personal care, undertake household tasks, and where appropriate administer medication.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Bank Residential Care Worker,who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.Previous experience in a care setting would be great but isn’t essential as full training will be given, and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. These roles are ideal for people working in customer facing industries including retail, hospitality, and leisure, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.You will join our Bank team, providing crucial support to cover annual leave, sickness, training, or particularly busy periods, ensuring we can continue to deliver high standards of care to our children and young people.Already qualified to or willing to work towards your NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, able to work at short notice, and be motivated to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.

About us:

Acorn Education & Care Ramsworth Cottage are Ofsted registered independent children’s homes offering residential care for children & young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Both homes are situated in locations in Berkshire and offer a therapeutic model of care to the children we support which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. The homes are supported by a specialist independent Ofsted registered school that provides our residents a broad, balance and differentiated curriculum to support their personal and academic needs. The home is approximately 10 miles from Newbury and are within easy access from Swindon, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading. Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children.

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.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care.As a member of our Bank team, you will be able to choose hours against our shift availability, that work around your life.Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.


Acorn Education and Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.