Our team members are the most important part of Appletree Treatment Centre - ATC

We support, develop and invest in you and your well-being

Our children are aged 6 to 10 when they join us, our aim is to break their cycle of chaos and rejection. When they are with us, our children feel safe, like they belong and feel loved. They leave us before they reach their teenage years with the self-belief and resilience they need to return to a family setting.

Our Homes & Schools are small, caring, and personal. High adult to child ratios in our homes and schools ensure our children get all the help and support they need.

Appletree is home for up to 12 children based in Natland

Fell House is home for up to 8 children based in Grange-over-Sands

Willow Bank is home for up to 5 children based in Kendal

Appletree School has 4 classrooms for up to 17 children

Fell House School has 2 classrooms for up to 8 children

When you join us, we provide:
  • An environment that cares about the adults
  • A comprehensive induction into our approach, ethos and working practices – what we do and why
  • ATC Internal Diploma – the knowledge and research behind our approach – with a £500 payment on completion
  • Training - ATC funds all mandatory training, DBS check, and NVQ 3 if required
  • Flexible Rota’s  - planned for staff health and well-being
  • Clinical consultation – Adult and Child, solution focused
  • Nest pension scheme enrolment

Physical and Mental Health support
  • Confidential counsellor – our work can be difficult and emotionally challenging
  • Wellness group – staff lead well-being activities
  • Free gym and discounted treatments at Netherwood Hotel
  • Bike to work scheme

Career progression

We believe in growing and learning. Our career pathways are creative and flexible. Do what you enjoy and develop what your good at.We will support you and fund courses we believe will benefit you and our children.

Get in touch - When you hear and see what we do you won’t want to work anywhere else.

Call 015395 60253 for a friendly and confidential chat

This is how our team members feel about working at Appletree Treatment Centre

I came to work for ATC as an agency teacher and it was clear from my first day this is where I wanted to stay. I have been made to feel part of a family from both the adults and the children.  Teacher joined 2019 

With our input the children build resilience, develop life skills, mature and build self confidence. Watching and helping our kids learn and develop is very rewarding. Care team member joined 2017 

What I like best is the homely atmosphere, it feels like a family and we are always encouraged to think of ways to make the home better for the children Team Leader joined 2015

Every day is different, a multitude of experiences and challenges. It’s a good feeling to know you’ve been that helping hand for the children and the teaching staff. I am constantly amazed by the determination of the children I work with. Teaching Assistant joined 2019

Not only do I enjoy my job, I continue to enjoy helping our children. Through consultations, training and experience I have learned so much about the behaviours our children can display and their meaning. I wanted to make a difference to children’s lives and I have helped a lot of children move forward. Deputy Manager joined 1997

I love working closely with the children and supporting them throughout their journey. I have a great relationship with, and I feel really supported by the team and managers.       Care team member joined 2018

Everyone within Appletree Treatment Centre has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. We carry out the appropriate vetting and verifications on all staff and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  As this position is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, no convictions or cautions are protected and will not be filtered from an enhanced DBS Certificate. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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