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Working at Dove Adolescent Services is more than a career – it’s achieving extraordinary things every day.

We offer continuous training and development opportunities to the people in our team. We can only achieve what we do because of the passion, talent and knowledge of our people. Working at Dove Adolescent Care, you will be joining a supportive and collaborative team which recognises you as an individual.

To achieve the ambitions we have for our young people, we know it takes a passionate team who share our vision – to see children follow their dreams and reach their full potential. We are an Investors in People Gold Awarded Company and invest heavily in the continued professional development of our employees.

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Training & progression opportunities
  • Performance linked benefits and bonus
  • Access to our Exchange Employee Discount Scheme

  • Annual leave loyalty scheme
  • Free meals whilst on shift
  • Annual bonus reward to recognise loyalty and commitment
  • Company contributory pension scheme offered after qualifying period

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The staff are very well supported in their roles by the manager and have regular supervision and team meetings. Supervision is very detailed and covers staff welfare, their skills, training and development, safeguarding and outcomes for children. This high-quality supervision supports staff to reflect on and improve their care practice.

Ofsted, 2021

Training is up to date and the registered manager is aware of when training requires renewing. The manager ensures that staff have the right knowledge and skills to meet the child’s needs. Staff take part in regular reflection and team meetings. This helps to embed their learning into practice.

Ofsted, 2021

New staff receive very good support through their induction period. Staff go through a robust probationary review period, which allows the manager to monitor staff progress and identify any areas requiring improvement. Staff are well prepared to care for children.

Ofsted, 2021

The inspector noted the reflective nature of supervision and staff said they felt ‘valued’ and ‘supported’ by the manager. There is a culture of openness and warmth that replicates a home environment for the children to flourish in.

Ofsted, 2022

Become a Residential Support Worker

£29,594.04 – £30,141.60 (including sleep in shifts) per annum, plus benefits

Our Residential Support Workers play an integral role in caring for young people at Dove. They support our young people in a nurturing and stable environment where they can heal, grow, and eventually transition into independence.

Our services cover Barnsley, Pontefract, Wakefield, Eggborough and Doncaster, and we have vacancies in all areas.

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Looking for other roles such as Deputy Manager, Senior Support Worker or maintenance? Click below to view all our current vacancies

Become a part of the Polaris Community

As one of the largest providers of children’s services and the very first provider of independent fostering in the UK, our community of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK.

Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

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