Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people and adults?
Would you like to start your Career in the Residential Care Sector?
Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?
Yes? Apply today to become an Adult care worker within one of our teams in Grantham!
Job Title: Adult Care Worker
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.
About the homes
Acorn care and Education and Pathway care are recruiting Care Workers to join our new residential home opening in Grantham.
Our beautiful and homely residential setting will provide 24/7 care for up to four young people or adults, within the home. Each resident will have their own room which they will decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The adults could display a variety of challenges and be verbally or physically aggressive. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
About the role
This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your daily tasks. You could be taking the adults out on activities such as the cinema, shopping, to the Zoo or you could be spending the day within the home, educating and enhancing life skills.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores and chaperone and other activities. There will be occasions where you may have to administrate medication and maintain personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation, therefore you will receive an induction, followed by shadow shifts and regular supervisions. As you will be faced with challenging behaviour, you will be fully trained in Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA)- a de-escalation and physical intervention training course.
Salary is based on a 42.5 hour week and varies depending on experience and qualifications.
Who are we looking for?
We would like you to join our family environment if you have a genuine desire to help and support children. We need you to share our aim, to try and improve their lives, to give them every chance to have better days and a better future. You must be reliable, enthusiastic and resilient as well as compassionate, understanding and friendly.
Should you wish to progress you will be required to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care. This will be funded and a lot would be completed on site. However, you must be self-motivated to complete the qualification.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
- Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
- Good communication and listening skills
- Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
- Accurate record keeper
- Organisational skills
- Good team player
Why work for us?
Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:
- Career progression opportunities
- Continuous personal development opportunities
- Full Training for the role
- Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
- An interesting and varied career
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Your Wellbeing Matters
Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access MS Teams.
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.
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