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Role: Night Residential Support Worker

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

Hours: 24 hours per week; Shifts 12 or 8 hours per day

Location: Truro and surrounds, Cornwall

Oak Tree House, part of Acorn Education and Care are recruiting Night Residential Support Workers to join our team within the Cornwall region. Our registered independent children’s homes offer residential care for 4 children & young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Each of our homes are within commutable distance of Truro, Redruth, Falmouth and other surrounding towns and villages.

The Role

As a Children’s Care Worker within our residential homes in the Cornwall region, you will work directly with vulnerable children with SEMH challenges. Our Night Support Workers 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 help the children with their nightly routine, collaborating with colleagues to ensure a smooth day to night transition, complete relevant paperwork, deliver personal care, undertake household tasks, and where appropriate administer 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 on a daily basis. 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. 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.