Job Details

Job Title:         Team Manager

Location:         Tadley

Salary:             £29,733.62 per annum

Hours:             51.92 hours per week

Contract:         Permament

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Team Manager in our residential care settings?

We are looking for a caring, responsible, experienced Team Manager to join our fantastic team at Acorn Cottage, Tadley. As Team Manager you will lead a team of Support Workers who care for our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career in care, working 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 Team Managers carry out an essential and varied role, supporting the Registered Managers in leading a team to provide the individual, bespoke, support required by the children and young people in our care. You will design, implement and monitor the care and education plans to meet the individual needs of our children and young people, ensuring that key life and independent skills are achieved in the enriching and positive environment we strive to create.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Team Manager with previous experience of managing teams in a residential care setting, 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.

Already qualified with Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, and working at Care Worker level 4 or above, you will be a calm, engaging, resilient manager, diligent with quality and compliance, and motivated to bring your experience to a team that is passionate about providing a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.

About us:

Acorn Cottage is an Ofsted registered 6 bed residential provision for boys aged between 7-18 with Social Emotional Mental Health challenges (SEMH) We require a Residential Support Worker to join our team. Based in Tadley, you can easily reach the services from Basingstoke, Newbury, Slough, Reading and the surrounding areas. Acorn Cottage is set in a rural location in North Hampshire, offer holistic models of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment.

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 Acorn Education and Care?

  • We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
  • We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
  • Funded accredited courses to develop your career
  • Discounted Gym membership and shopping vouchers
  • 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
  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • £29,733.62 per annum
  • Earn £1000 by referring a friend
  • Further earning potential through sleep ins and overtime

*Travel allowance of £100 is awarded for a round trip of 40-80 miles. £125 for 81+ miles

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.

Care assistant/ Support worker/ Children’s care worker/ Children development /Working with children/ SEMH practitioner/ Career/ Trainee