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?
Employee discount scheme
Full training provided with qualification
Refer a Friend programme - unlimited at £500 for each person referred
Discounts with over 740 retailers, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become a part of the Polaris Community
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.