Senior Children’s Care worker

Job Title:         Senior Children's Care Worker

Location:         Banham, Norfolk

Salary:             £28,800 (inclusive of 4 sleep ins per month) 

Hours:              Average 40 hours per week (1300-2100 weekday term time. 0900-2100 weekend and non-term time)

Contract:          Full time – permanent


Are you a Level 3 qualified, dedicated and experienced Support Worker seeking career progression?

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our fantastic team or seek promotion at Acorn Park in Banham as a Senior Children's Care Worker. As a Senior Children's Care Worker, you will see to the regular duties of supporting our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy; whilst being recognised for your dedication and experience.

This is a great opportunity to advance 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 Senior Children's Care Worker 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. A Senior Support Worker continues this high quality of work and takes it to the next level by being inspirational and motivational to fellow Support Workers as well as the Children and Young People.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Senior 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.

Experience in a care setting and a QCF level 3 in Residential Childcare is essential and this role seeks to reward the dedication and hard work of valued team members. Ongoing training and personal development will be given to continue your progression and development.

You have demonstrated your ability to be calm, engaging, resilient, able to work the required shifts, and be motivated to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive – this is the next step.

About us:

Acorn Park is situated in the beautiful village of Banham in Norfolk. Acorn Park is a multi-site with a DfE registered specialist school for children and young people with Autism and related disabilities or difficulties. Also within the grounds are 8 individual children's homes. Each home holds its own speciality ranging from support non-verbal children all the way through to high functioning young people who are learning independence for adult life. The Quadrant is 6 semi-independent flats for children and young people who are ready to begin their journey to adulthood with support from the dedicated team to learn life skills and about life in the community. 

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. 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.

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