Residential Care Worker – Term Time

Job Title:          Residential Care Worker

Location:          The Grange Therapeutic School, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8LY

Salary:              £20, 705 per annum

Hours:               42.5 hours per week Term Time only

If you want to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people we have the role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Residential Support Worker to join our close-knit team at The Grange Therapeutic School, Leicestershire. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will participate in all aspects of work in a residential child care setting.

About the School:

We are specialist provision for boys and girls with Education Health Care Plans for social emotional and mental needs aged 8-18. We are situated in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, with close access to major roads, in a Victorian country house. We have with fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to and driven by the individuals.

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.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role:

Do you want to start a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? – We want you!

You will work as part as an established team, proving a safe nurturing environment for our residential students. You will be responsible for the safety and security of the house and surrounding buildings.

To undertake, when required, duties with residents who may require assistance during the night, to respect their values of privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the pupils.

Who we are looking for?

The Grange want a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it may be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, is willing to go the extra mile and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.


Why work for us:

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Continuous professional development and training
  • Internal Promotion
  • Staff meals
  • Potential overtime
  • Funded NVQ

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.