Care Practitioner in Telford
Not for everyone
I learnt a lot at my time here.The initial training is fantastic.I really feel I learnt a lot.Where I was based,they don't tell you that you could be driving all over the country,depending where the young people live.The cars are old and always in the garage so I felt they were unsafe.I do not regret though my time here,it was still a great experience.You don't get lunch breaks but there can be a nice relaxed environment in the homes so it wasn't the worst thing .
Care Practitioner in Shropshire
I worked for over 4 years, My management team were wonderful and I always had support if I needed it.
Great Company and great staff.
Enjoyed my time, I am over 60 so decided that I better being a Teachers Aid.
Residential Support Worker in Ahrooahire
Brilliant role, awful company
Great job working with kids who need people who are willing to show them some respect and understanding, unfortunately the company just sees them as cash cows. Most of the staff have the right attitude and try to do there best for the kids in difficult circumstances but one or two are just out for themselves and can be very quick to show management how willing they are to further their career at the cost of anyone who gets in their way
Care Practitioner in Oswestry
I’ve just been dismissed from brynmelyn after an incident with young person were there were 4 of us involved didn’t have any support from the company at all they don’t seem interested in the well being of there staff and the managers don’t listen to any concerns that are raised future employees stay clear of this company.
Care Practitioner in Telford, Shropshire
Not a safe place to work
Typical day at work would be a briefing at 8 and then you get started with your day and the child you're paired with. Your shift is supposed to end at 11pm making the shifts 15 hours long, but if you ever expect to finish at 11pm this isn't for you. If there is an incident you will stay up to whenever this is over, and then have to complete paperwork until its done. For me this would happen most nights and I would get to sleep around 1/2 and be back up again at 6 making most days 6am-1/2am the next morning.
Also, there wasn't enough beds for all the staff so one would have to sleep on the sofa which isn't exactly comfortable and doesn't provide a good nights sleep for the few hours you are asleep.
There is an allowance to do a shop, however usually this isn't enough for everyone so staff end up bringing their own or just not eating at dinner so the kids can have enough to eat.
Aggression is rife and support is minimal at best. Constantly feeling unsafe and on edge at what is going to happen next.
The staff I worked with were truly amazing and were fantastic at their jobs and supported me massively. However, management don't want to know and disappear to meetings or "work from home" all the time and are rarely at the house.
Staff do their best to keep the house clean but for the most part its genuinely unhygienic and not homely for the children.
Overall, the care staff are for the most part amazing and are the only reason the children are kept safe. However, higher management and the people in the offices just have the attitude of "its just part of the job" in regards to being physically assaulted by the children. If you value your mental health I would not work here.