Care First Services look to employ individuals who go the extra mile for our young people and this has been recognised in our latest Young People Satisfaction Surveys in which over 90% of young people involved with us ranked Care First Services staff as either ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.
Care First Services Support Workers are a group of dedicated individuals who have a vast amount of experience working positively alongside young people from a vast array of backgrounds. The organization ensures that all staff are CRB checked and vetted to industry standards and actively encourage them to continue with their academic studies. Care First Services provide staff with competent training in a variety of specialised areas such as substance misuse and sexualised behaviour as well as ensuring that each individual is able to identify safeguarding issues and provide effective youth mentoring. The teams are also trained to handle and deal with the complex issues involved in the asylum process.
Please do take a minute to ‘Meet our Team’
Meet Our Team
I have moved from a managerial position in domiciliary care after 30 years. although the job is different, I do have a lot of satisfaction when young people achieve their potential.
I am overjoyed to see a young person who was lost but now has finished her apprenticeship and has been offered a permanent position.
I do enjoy seeing the end result of the UASC young people who arrived in the UK and placed with us. I enjoy supporting them emotionally help them develop a more positive mind set.
Now that they have a lot more knowledge and a better command of English, they are thriving.
Every day is a learning curve for me, but I have learned so much about other cultures.
I have been a support worker for 9 years now, and I’m happy to say that I have been lucky enough to make a difference in so many young people’s lives.
I have many successful stories to tell, most recently I have worked with a young person who had got herself into trouble and evicted from her residential properties and found it hard to work with professionals. TB came to Care first Services in March 2018, it was a rocky road to begin with, but I eventually gained her trust. With the right encouragement TB went on to complete her English and maths and started a full-time job. TB now has her own flat, and her future looks promising.
The fact is you may not always see the positive impact that you are making in someone’s life straight away, but eventually with encouragement, understanding, empathy and persistence you can make the difference and they can go on to live independently.