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Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Join the Outcomes First Group family, build your incredible future and be one of the main reasons our vulnerable Children have a chance to create theirs.

Whether you have previous care experience or are looking to start a new career and have a background in hospitality, the armed forces, outdoor education or other sectors, we have opportunities for everyone.

‘I never had job satisfaction until I worked here’ – Current employee

Role: Children’s Support Worker

Salary:  £19,801.60 - £20,176.00 (£9.52 – £9.70 per hour) plus travel allowance, plus £45 per sleep in

Hours: 07:30 - 22:00 plus sleep in. 2 days on 2 days off

Location: Tadley, Hampshire

Additional Benefits: Travel Allowance Scheme

Tier 1       40 to 80 miles = £100 per month / £1,200 per annum

Tier 2       81 plus miles = £125 per month / £1,500 per annum

Acorn Education and Care are recruiting Children’s Care Workers to join our teams within the Hampshire area. Our registered independent children’s homes offer residential care for children & young people 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 nightly needs of the children– vital help that can transform their lives!

Each of our homes are within commutable distance from Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading.

The Role

As a Children’s Support Worker, you will work directly with vulnerable children with SEMH challenges. Daily tasks involve providing them with the care, support and opportunities they need to be happy, healthy and to make their way in the world. You will work with our multi-disciplinary and therapy team to contribute to individual Quality of Life Plans and provide a balanced programme of personal development focusing on social skills, independence and community involvement, enabling the young people to achieve their full potential. You will also be responsible for chaperoning the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, completing relevant paperwork, undertaking household tasks, personal care and where appropriate administering medication.

Your empathy and warmth are just what’s needed in this rewarding role, working as part of an incredible team of committed care workers to help vulnerable children and young people feel safe and secure as they build the skills they need for life.

You’ll be friendly, patient, kind and considerate as you help them learn, making sure they’re well looked after whenever they’re in our care. You’ll love giving them space to grow and thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.

Great communication skills are essential, as you’ll be in close contact with the children you care for daily. In this role, warm and welcoming smiles really matter!

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be excited to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, playing an essential role as part of our care-giving team. With your calm, conscientious approach, you’ll take care of everyday needs – vital help that can transform their lives.

You’ll play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you’ll have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, as well as an ability to work within financial budgets. 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?

  • We're a values driven organisation that puts people first
  • We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
  • Our accredited training programmes include diplomas and NVQs
  • Our innovative Careers Pathway programme lets you plan your own incredible future
  • We create strong communities around our schools, and you’ll be part of an amazing team
  • We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
  • Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
  • Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers and money off gym memberships
  • Holidays start at 25 days per annum
  • We offer very competitive salaries and an excellent workplace pension scheme
  • Earn £1000 as an employee by referring a friend

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.