Our team are the bedrock of our business and we all have one thing in common: a passion to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Our environment is unique and the pressure is always on to keep ourselves and those in our care safe and successful.
Our young people have been hurt by relationships in their past and therefore can display extremely challenging behaviours and we need a highly motivated, resilient and positive team with the humour, tenacity and tenderness to help our young people thrive.
To achieve the best outcomes we only initiate the very best into our team. Whether you’re currently in the industry or are experiencing a new call to care, we value your life experiences, energy, empathy, personal strength and positive mental attitude above all things.
What can I expect?
To maximise consistency and security for our young people most of our our team work 24 hour shifts, on a three-week rotation. There are night hours and weekend hours available.
We recognise the intensity of the role and the hard work and dedication of our team by providing:
- Market leading, highly competitive rates of pay
- Regular training and supervision, with plenty of development opportunities
- Clear promotion opportunities
- Holiday entitlement
- Company pension scheme
- Anniversary bonuses
- The safety of our young people is paramount – we undertake a rigorous recruitment and vetting process, with a thorough induction process for successful applicants.
How do I apply
Please complete an application and DBS form, along with your CV and we will be in touch!
We also run regular recruitment days to give you an authentic flavour of what you can expect from Wessex. No day is ever the same and for the right individuals, the rewards can be life changing.
“I’d never considered Support work until I saw the advert. I felt it in my gut, knowing immediately that I had something important to offer these kids.
It’s, hands-down, the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, but it’s filled with laughter, never dull and has taught me so much about myself. Working with these kids has given me a renewed sense of purpose, and the ability to take joy in the little things.
I’ve discovered reserves of strength I didn’t know I had. Yes it can be stressful, yes it pushes you to your limits: but it could also be the best change you’ve ever made.”
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The role of support worker is a critical client-facing role at Wessex College. It involves working within a residential setting as part of a team working holistically with young people who have experienced family crises and who struggle to manage their behaviour.
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The role of Shift Leader is a critical client-facing role at Wessex College. It involves working within a residential setting as part of a team working holistically with young people who have experienced family crises and who struggle to manage their behaviour.