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Senior Residential Support Worker in Margate, Kent
on 28 April 2021
I have been in the company for a while now and have previously worked in other residential companies but by far the training and the induction at Ethleberts is the best I have experienced. Since the start I have had both the senior management team and the manager of the home check in not just myself but my co workers in the home and ensuring the young people in our care have the best support we could possibly give. The staff team have been very welcoming and friendly. So far my experience at Ethelberts has been good. The management team are aware of my ambitions and are supporting me in my development to higher myself and career.
Manager in Thanet, Kent
on 23 April 2021
Excellent place of work and very rewarding
My experience of ethelberts was a thorough recruitment process and very detailed induction programme which sets out everything for a new staff member. My support I received throughout was good with supervision regularly and staff members checking to see if I was okay on a daily basis. The days are varied within the home but my experience the children are looked after to the highest possible standard given plenty of opportunities to engage in life skills and meaningful activities. The training provided so far has been excellent so I can not fault the company in any area.
Residential Childcare Worker in Thanet, Kent
on 21 April 2021
Large organisation, rewarding role, encouragement and support to develop
The recruitment and checking process is thorough and the role is explained well throughout this time.Every day is different, providing children with the nurture, care and support that they have not yet experienced can be challenging, however overall watching them progress and develop is extremely rewarding.Training is excellent, and personal development has been encouraged and supported throughout my time here. A very reputable company to work for, I have been employed here for a long time and have no plans to be moving on.
Residential Worker in Margate, Kent
on 21 April 2021
Tough but rewarding work - good training and support
This was my first employment within childcare coming from a retail background and overall after 4 months I have been really happy with the company. The hours can be long and the children at times challenging but this I expected. I was nervous about whether I was experienced enough to take on the role but throughout the recruitment process and then onto induction and training I have been inspired and given the confidence to do the job. Due to Covid some of the training programmes have been limited but this has been made up for my in house support from the managers and head office support staff. Due to Covid restrictions inter department work experience has also been limited but this is now scheduled in for the near future. I did make comparisons with pay from a number of companies but overall I found Ethelbert's to be slightly above average and the career progression paths are genuinely available to all.
RSW in Thanet District, Kent
on 24 March 2021
You can always tell a person's character by the way they treat those, they don't need to treat well
It's starts well, the initial training, the promises, the happy interview and the introduction, an then you watch in disbelief as the wheels fall off the wagon.You are a number sadly, and while the job you do is great, the people you do it for view you as purely expendable.Be prepared to be up until 3am writing the same report three times. Expecting to go home in the morning? Think again, there won't be cover and you'll have to stay.Of course in large, it depends which house you end up in, and which manager you get, bare in mind you can be moved at any point, at their discretion, without warning. You can't argue this. You'll have no choice. Some managers are extremely self serving, will take credit for the work of others, and put you down behind your back. An then there's the area managers, they exist to help you when others can't, and they are as much use as rubber lips on a woodpecker.The kids are often great, and If they were the only part of the job then I'd rate it quite highly. But the sad fact is they are not. Surrender your freedom, be prepared to be talked down to, give up any hope of leaving on time and cross your fingers you don't land one of the bad houses.

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