Why join our team / herd / parade?

Embarking on a career as a support worker is undeniably rewarding, but we understand that taking that initial leap can feel a little overwhelming. Unfortunately, the media often portrays the industry in a negative light, which can leave individuals feeling uncertain. However, here at Blue Elephant, we are proud to be home to a community of genuinely caring individuals. If you are thinking about joining us, read on to find out why you should apply to join our herd and become a part of something special.

Earn a competitive salary with development opportunities.

Working for Blue Elephant allows you to grow and develop all whilst earning a sector leading wage, with sector leading benefits. Each year the directors issue a profit share bonus to all staff.

There’s plenty of room for career progression.

You will be trained up to Diploma level and supported to do so, by the team around you and external tutors.

You will have the chance to develop your skills and to take the first step into management, in fact most of our managers are ‘home grown’ within the company and started with us as Support Workers, but if you are happy working as a Support Worker that is fine too, and you will be able develop new skills and through our ‘buddying system’ be able to help new staff get used to the work and used to the company.

Be part of a relaxed friendly and supportive team

We are a friendly company with an open-door policy - no one in Head Office has their own office and therefore you can pop in and speak to anyone of them.

We try hard to enable our staff to be the best they can be so they can provide the best care for our children. Blue Elephant Childcare directors run two mental health groups for their staff a B-Well men’s group and a Monthly Book Club for female staff, these are busy yet effective ways for staff to come together and support each other

Enjoy a vast array of savings and well-being opportunities with our benefit scheme.

We have a positive benefits scheme which we have enhanced to reflect the needs of a workforce working with traumatised children, which includes the usual discounts at shops and gyms etc but also has additional face-to-face counselling, 24hr access to a British based Virtual GP service and, many other useful easily accessible benefits.

There is a summer music and food festival and wonderful Christmas Hampers.

Make a difference to children’s lives every day!

From the moment you wake a child in the morning, through getting their breakfast ready and helping them prepare for school, to asking them how their day went when they return from school, you are making a difference.

By asking them what they want for dinner, cooking it with them, to playing games and activities, before settling them down to bed, the days fly past when you are engaged with our kids and by showing them that someone cares for them, even when they test that care and push the boundaries as they try to find the very edges of their acceptance, unconditional love makes such a brilliant difference.

Being present when around our children helps them build trust and attachments which make them feel safe, when a child feels safe, they start to relax when they start to relax they start to heal.

It is a sociable job and can be lots of fun.

Alongside the care, love and safety staff offer children – for whom these have often been lacking in their lives – it is a lot of fun, but sometimes it can feel like you’re doing nothing - ie hanging out with the kids - watching TV, going to the beach!

Senior Support Worker

Purpose of the job The main purpose and aim of the home is contained within the Statement of Purpose of each home. Briefly, the organisation aims to provide a safe caring environment which promotes …

Support Worker

Purpose of the job The main purpose and aim of the home is contained within the Statement of Purpose of each home. Briefly, the organisation aims to provide a safe caring environment which promotes …

The Elephant in the room!

Why do we say children and not young people, we do this because all our children are under 18yrs old and are expected to grow up so much quicker than children living at home or even in foster care, we say children so that people are reminded that our charges are still children!

You will often hear us use the term teenager as well for our older children, this distinguishes between our younger children and our older children whilst still recognising that they are still children.