Dickson House Front
Dickson House Front

Our Team

Doncaster Deaf Trust Children's Home(s) is operational 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and run by a highly trained and dedicated team.

Each employee is NVQ 3 qualified in Children and Young People, has British Sign Language (BSL) Certificate Level 2 (or is working towards it) and has regular safeguarding training.

The team, which includes deaf and hearing members, are also trained in key subjects including Health and Safety, administration of medicines, diabetes, food hygiene and manual handling. Training helps create an environment of learning, which keeps everyone - including the young residents - motivated and challenged.

Staff turnover at Dickson House and the North flat are minimal, which helps provide continuity for our young residents. The team is made up of a full-time Registered Manager supported by a deputy manager, 3 Shift Leaders and 6 Residential Care Workers, including 1 Waking Night Staff.  The Home also has access to a wide range of professional staff employed by the Trust, including an on-site nurse, an Audiologist and Speech Therapist.

At least 2 members of staff are on duty during the day and usually 3 during evening shifts, with consideration given to gender balance wherever possible. Nights are covered by a Waking Night Staff member plus one duty worker.  Staffing rotas are arranged flexibly to meet the needs of the children and young people in our care.

Details of the staff who work at Dickson House, their length of service with the Trust and qualifications are as follows:

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  • BA Hons
  • NVQ 4 in Care
  • CMI 5
  • CMI 7 in Management
  • BSL 1 & 2

Kate Warner

Registered Manager
  • NVQ 3
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care
  • BSL 1 & 2

Maria Dixon

Deputy Manager
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  • NVQ 3
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care - in progress
  • BSL 1 & 2

Donna Dodds

Shift Leader
  • NVQ 3
  • BSL 1 & 2 

Donna Elliott

Shift Leader

Children & Young People's Workforce Diploma

BSL 1 & 2

Paul Nelson

Care Worker
  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma
  • BSL Level 6

Zoe Hebden

Care Worker
  • NVQ Level 3
  • Working towards BSL level 2

Teresa Jones

Care Worker
  • NVQ 3
  • BSL Level 1 & 2

Martin Blake

Care Worker
  • NVQ 3
  • BSL Level 1 & 2 

Julie Greenwood

Care Worker
  • NVQ 3
  • BSL Level 1 - working towards Level 2

Colleen Leighton

Waking Night
  • BSL Level 2
  • Working towards Level 3 Residential Childcare

 

Lara Allen

Waking Nights/Care Worker