Do you want to make a difference in social care?

If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers you the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to someone’s life every day then you are in the right place.

We provide support for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health illnesses who require care to live their life with as much independence and choice in the most effective way possible.

We are looking for passionate and committed full and part time people to join our team.

NEW STAFF BENEFIT – WELLGATE HOLIDAY HOME
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Support Worker

Location: Bexhill
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Join our dedicated team of Support workers providing support to adults with learning difficulties/autism within a supported environment.
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Service Manager

Location: New Romney
Salary: Dependent on experience
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Manager to lead a team in our brand-new Supported Living Service.
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Support Worker

Location: New Romney
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Join our dedicated team of Support workers providing support to adults with learning difficulties/autism within a supported environment.
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Bank Support Worker

Location: Sandbach
Salary: £9-10 per hour
We are looking for kind, creative, and innovative individuals who are passionate about delivering person-centred support to join our team, who have a ‘can do’ approach and have flexibility.
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Support Worker

Location: Sandbach
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Join our dedicated team of Support workers providing support to adults with learning difficulties/autism within a supported environment.
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Waking Night Support Worker

Location: Sandbach
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Working as a Waking night Support Worker/Waking night Support Practitioner can be fulfilling, fun, challenging and full of variety.
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Service Manager

Location: Stoke
Salary: Dependent on experience
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Manager to lead a team in our brand-new Supported Living Service.
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Support Worker

Location: Stoke
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Join our dedicated team of Support workers providing support to adults with learning difficulties/autism within a supported environment.
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Waking Night Support Worker

Location: Stoke
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Working as a Waking night Support Worker/Waking night Support Practitioner can be fulfilling, fun, challenging and full of variety.
Cant find the role you’re looking for? Want to discuss a particular job in more detail? Speak to one of our dedicated team...
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Bank Support Worker

Location: Worksop
Salary: £9-10 per hour
We are looking for kind, creative, and innovative individuals who are passionate about delivering person-centred support to join our team, who have a ‘can do’ approach and have flexibility.
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Support Worker

Location: Worksop
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Join our dedicated team of Support workers providing support to adults with learning difficulties/autism within a supported environment.
career - bank support worker worksop

Waking Night Support Worker

Location: Worksop
Salary: £9-10 per hour
Working as a Waking night Support Worker/Waking night Support Practitioner can be fulfilling, fun, challenging and full of variety.
Kay Brookes our Regional Manager at Wellgate Care, was recently invited to Academy FM, Thanet’s leading community radio station, to tell listeners about the care sector and what it’s like to make care your career.
Click below to listen to Kay's radio interview.

Q. What does a career in care mean?

A. There are many different facets to a role in care. At Wellgate Care we specialise in caring for with people with physical disabilities, those in residential homes and supported living but there are many other schemes in the care sector including extra care, domiciliary care, that’s people who go to people’s home. So there are lots of different ways you can work in the sector.

Q. What is it like to work with people with physical and learning disabilities?
A. We cater for all their needs so they have a safe environment where they can thrive and live their best lives. We take our clients shopping, cinema, bowling or out for lunch, we do all of that with them. Just because they have a physical or learning disability it doesn’t preclude them from having a social life and access to the community, so we think that’s really important to give them the best possible experience.

Q. Is it a rewarding sector to work in and are there any misconceptions of what it’s like?
A. People have very different ideas about what we actually do, and I think that sometimes puts people off from coming to work in the care sector because they don’t understand it. The team you have around you is hugely important. The work can be very demanding at the same time as being very rewarding and the people that you work with are the people who will keep you going. At Wellgate Care we promote a real team spirit and that culture of being there for each other, not only being person-centred to the people we are supporting but person centred with each other as well.

Q. What’s it been like for you personally?
A. For me it’s amazing, I would never change career. It’s really worthwhile. Sometimes the people we support will not be the happiest people, but it’s like all of us, we all have our moods but actually when you see a smile on your client’s face when you’ve made a difference it’s so rewarding and there’s not a feeling like it in the world.

Q. Can you have career progression?
Absolutely. We’ve had some of our team who have started in a junior role and have moved up the career ladder and have gained their NVQs and qualifications and are now team leaders and deputy managers. Of course that’s not for everyone so if you start as a carer or support worker and that’s where you are comfortable, and it fits in with your family life and other commitments and it’s where you would like to stay that’s fine. The role is whatever you want from it and speaking from my experience if you’d like to progress, we can support you and mentor you but if you are happy in your comfort zone, we will support that as well.

Cant find the role you’re looking for? Want to discuss a particular job in more detail? Speak to one of our dedicated team...
NEW STAFF BENEFIT – WELLGATE HOLIDAY HOME

Wellgate have rented a house in The Mumbles, which is on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. The house has four double bedrooms, two large reception rooms, a separate kitchen and dining room and two conservatories.

There is ample parking and a garden at both the front and rear of the property. The house overlooks the sea and is a short walk from multiple beaches and the nearby town centre with various shops and restaurants. It is the perfect place for a well-deserved get away with friends and family.

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It will be available to use free of charge from January 2022 for any member of staff who has worked with us for more than 6 months.

We are in the process of setting up a booking platform which will allow you to select which week you would like to go and stay at the property. This platform will be released in the coming few weeks (we will provide an exact date at least 1 week before release) and booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

Unsure whether a career in care is the path for you?

Care experience is not essential as we offer a full induction and regular training to equip you with the skills and confidence to carry out your role, as well as regular training and support throughout your career with us.

If you are trying to decide whether a career in care is the path for you, you could complete the online, interactive video challenge ‘A Question of Care’, which lets you consider how you would handle real life scenarios in the social care sector and helps you build a personal profile based on your values and attitudes.

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SOME KIND WORDS FROM CURRENT RESIDENTS
As always you and your team have been fantastic in allaying our concerns about our son. Such good ideas, for example, social stories and visual timetables mean so much. The Lodge is going to be at the forefront of the local community and we are so lucky that you have been instrumental in this transition.
We never thought our son would wash a car, WOW, that’s amazing and a milestone in his development in becoming an adult, such a simple but meaningful activity.
We were so impressed to look around The Lodge, it is so professional, organised and vibrant. We had visited many services and were beginning to give up hope but now we can’t think of anywhere better for our son and we are, after many years of disappointment, we are actually looking forward to his future.
The staff are great they really know me and help me. My key-worker has helped me to access behavioural therapy (CBT) and now I don’t worry so much at all and I can get on with enjoying my life.
Wow what a lovely house love the chalkboards, activity & meal planners everything is so well organised.
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