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Become a Residential Childcare Support Worker

£27,525.48 - £28,073.04 (including sleep ins) plus benefits

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Work in a role that makes a positive difference to young people’s lives, with experts who can develop and support you. Positions available across Barnsley, Doncaster, Featherstone, Pontefract, Staincross & Wakefield.

Roles and responsibilities

As a support worker in a residential children's home, your main duties and requirements would include, but not are not limited to:

  • Promoting, safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our young people

  • Establishing and maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our young people

  • Encouraging the development of individual interests of our young people

  • A desire to learn, we provide full training for you to achieve a Childcare Diploma level 3

  • Experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable is desired but not essential

  • Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level

Watch our video to learn more about the role of a residential support worker from our staff and young people.

What do we offer?

  • Meals included

  • Employee discount scheme

  • Full training provided with qualification

  • Company pension

  • Refer a Friend programme - unlimited at £500 for each person referred

  • Holiday pay

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100% of our inspected services are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

About Dove Adolescent Services

We provide flexible, individual care packages for children and young people. We believe in transforming lives by being passionate, innovative and invested in everything we do.

We established as an organisation in 1993 with a clear focus on providing young people with high quality residential care. We have 10 homes ranging in size to accommodate need - multi occupancy (four bedded and two bedded) and single occupancy specialist resource homes.

We provide homely, nurturing environments managed by highly experienced and qualified managers.

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Why work with us?

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 Services, 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 have received a number of prestigious awards over the years for our commitment, including People Make Performance Award, Leadership and Management Award, Wakefield Business Award for commitment to training and numerous Outstanding and Good Ofsted inspection reports across our homes.

We are extremely proud of the growth and commitment of our employees and young people alike. We are a valued, accredited and highly acclaimed provider within the sector. Our people, experience and approach to care are what make us stand out from other providers.

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We are part of one of the largest providers of children’s services and 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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