Meet the Staff
We have a team of between 30-40 Support Workers who work with our children and young people during our term-time Saturday Clubs and school holiday sessions.
Our team of Support Workers are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Epilepsy, Safeguarding and Lifting and Handling.
They also bring a range of skills and qualifications in childcare, health and social care. In order to meet the needs of all of our children and young people, we have both male and female Support Workers aged from 18 through to 70 years of age.
As part of our staff leadership team, our Grade 3 Support Workers supervise and support the work of the team as well as assisting the Management Team in planning and preparing session activities.
Volunteer Support Workers
We also support a team of up to 10 Volunteer Support Workers who assist the staff team in the delivery of our sessions.
We recruit Volunteers age 16 and over and involve them in many aspects of the sessions from the outset including required training and shadowing Support Workers.
We recognise that our volunteers are a very important element of our staff team to whom we are most grateful that they donate their free time to assist in our activity sessions and therefore we aim to offer all of our volunteers paid employment after one year’s service as a volunteer.
All Working Together
We are blessed with a committed and skilled staff team which works in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to ensure that every child and young person’s individual needs are met. During the activity sessions parents, carers and family members can enjoy much needed respite from their caring responsibilities confident that their children are safe and secure and supervised by fully trained staff at all times.
Relationships between staff and children are the key to the positive ethos of WECAN. We provide a happy and enjoyable place, where the children and young people are respected and encouraged to participate in a range of mainstream health, leisure and social activities. This ensures that they are an active part of their local community.