Children’s Residential Care Worker at Mulberry Bush – UK

The Mulberry Bush is looking to hire a compassionate and qualified Children’s Residential Care Worker to join their team. The Mulberry Bush Is a therapeutic community, registered as a children’s home and a non-maintained residential special school. We are dedicated to transforming the lives of those affected by childhood trauma. Since 1948 we have been helping traumatised children and those around them through the creation of therapeutic environments within which children can build healthy relationships, discover the benefits of education and start to rebuild their lives.

At The Mulberry Bush, we believe that with support and opportunities, children can overcome challenges and shape their future. We see their untold stories, possibilities, dreams, and untapped potential – and we believe in their ability to rewrite their destiny. All while having lots of fun along the way. Over the years we have established an outstanding reputation for transforming the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma. We believe we offer something special – and we’d love you to be part of it.

All our work is underpinned by research and a belief in working closely, not only with the children themselves, but also with their families and wider communities, resulting in a shared commitment to improve the lives and life skills for all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma.


  • Children’s Residential Care Worker


  • £28,469.00-£34,861.00 per year

Job Schedule

  • Full Time


  • Oxford, UK


About the Job Role

We’re looking for Children’s Residential Care Workers to join our ever-growing team here at the Mulberry Bush. You’ll be a role model and mentor, a gaming buddy and swimming chaperone, as you play a key part in the support system for children who have experienced significant trauma. Whether you’re cooking with the children, taking them on cinema trips, or getting hands-on with arts and crafts, you’ll be the hero in their story as you help them build healthy relationships and discover the benefits of education. It can be tough, it can be challenging, but it’s always incredibly rewarding.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide practical day to day care of children within the household, e.g. getting the children ready for school, mealtime activities, getting children ready for bed.
  • Plan and provide child-centred cultural, physical, play and recreational activities.
  • Think creatively about – and contribute to – effective care planning.
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic relationships with the children.
  • Develop your understanding of therapeutic childcare practice.
  • Monitor the care and treatment of your assigned children within the household.
  • We require sleep-ins once a week and rotated sleep-ins on weekends.
  • Working 40-hour week with two shift patterns either Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday.


We’re looking for someone who embodies resilience, empathy, and a deep commitment to making a positive impact. Someone who can believe in the untapped potential of these children when others have given up. You’ll also need to be happy to get hands-on with all sorts of activities – from crafting to gaming, Warhammer to cooking. Drawing on your life experiences, you can provide valuable guidance and support to help them thrive. You’ll also need:

  • Desire to undertake further education / training
  • Training or qualifications that demonstrate a clear ability to communicate effectively and think critically
  • A valid and full UK driving licence
  • The legal right to live and work in the UK

Benefits of the Job

  • Sleep-in allowances which means you could earn up to £6k more annually.
  • Paid overtime (based on operational requirements).
  • A salary above sector average.
  • 50 days’ holiday each year.
  • A comprehensive range of informal and formal wellbeing support.
  • Employer contribution pension of 6%.
  • Enhanced parental leave benefits.
  • Subsidised meals.
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

What’s more, we’re deeply invested in your professional growth and development. As part of your role, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a fully accredited and funded Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People, run by The Mulberry Bush and validated by the University of the West of England.

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

How to Apply

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Application Deadline

Not specified

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