Becoming a Children’s Care Worker

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What is the best thing about your job?  For our amazing team members, there is one answer to this question that stands out more than most: it’s the reward you feel when a person you have helped makes progress. 

This feeling is no more profound than when it comes to our children’s care workers.  Working specifically with the young people that attend our educational and residential facilities, our children’s care workers see day-in-day-out how their effort and passion can positively impact the life of a child within their care.

The Daily Roles of Children’s Care Workers

At its core, the role of a children’s care worker is to help young people, with autism, complex needs and learning disabilities, manage their daily activities and really make a difference.

For some, this may simply mean helping them to dress and get ready for their day, while others need help getting to school and truly engaging with the educational opportunities put before them. 

The truth is, it may well be impossible to outline all that a children’s care worker does on a day-to-day basis; the role is often dependent on the needs of the child they support, and like every fast-paced job, it can change from day-to-day. 

The role of a children’s care worker can range from supporting a young person’s physical and emotional needs, to helping them further their independence and development.  These are each equally important aspects in the lives of a child with complex needs, helping to shape the overall life that the child will lead.

Joining The Bright Futures Care Team

At Bright Futures, we care for children and young adults with autism, complex needs and learning disabilities.  

Because of the extensive needs of the people we support, it is vital that the team we employ to take care of them are a good fit for the role.  If you are a caring, proud, passionate and motivated person who loves helping people achieve their full potential, you are exactly the type of person we are looking for! 

The children’s care workers at our residential homes and specialist schools are tasked with helping the young people we support to engage with their surroundings and communities. We believe that it is our responsibility to help ensure everybody can achieve experience life to the fullest potential; and we know that by working with us you will feel the same.
If you think this job role is right for you, get in touch with our team at or apply for our children’s care worker role on our website.


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