Job Details

Job Title:         Children's Support Worker                

Location:         Stoke on Trent (Driving Licence essential due to location)

Salary:             £18,720 - £19,760 per annum (£9.00 - £9.50 per hour) plus £45 per sleep in​

Hours:              40 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Children's Support Worker?

We are looking for an experienced Children's Support Worker to join our fantastic team at  The Laurels in Stoke on Trent. As a Children's Support Worker, you will share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people to be happy and to make their way in the world. in a way that maximises their achievements and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Children's Support Worker who wants to work as part of a team committed to helping our children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Children's Support 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.

Whilst previous experience of working in a challenging role would be desirable, excellent  skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Holding or be willing to work towards the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

The Laurels is an Ofsted registered ‘Outstanding’ rated 3 bedroom children’s home offering care and education for boys and girls aged 7-18 years old with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Located in a residential setting, situated close to Stoke-on- Trent, The Laurel 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.

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. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

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 part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.