Waking Nights Support Worker

Company
Master Class Education
Location
Crawley, West Sussex
Salary
£24000 - £26000/annum
Posted
10 Nov 2020
Closes
08 Dec 2020
Sector
Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a night shift support worker looking for a new role?

Do you have experience working with children and young people who have experienced emotional and behavioural difficulties?

Are you calm and resilient in the face of challenging behaviour?

If you tick these boxes, we’d love to have a chat!

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Waking Nights Support Worker to join a specialist residential care home for young males. The care home is set across four rural locations just outside of Horsham, so your own transport is essential. You will be working with young males aged 13-18 years, who have been subject to various levels of trauma. You will be incredibly well supported by staff and management, with continuous professional development which includes ongoing training, regular supervision, and the support of group consultations. You will need to be aged 25 and over to be considered for this role.

You will be rostered 55 hours per week, which will be a rota of 5 nights on and 5 nights off. In times of illness or crisis you may be asked to cover more shifts.

Benefits of working with this home:

* Highly supported ongoing training and CPD programs

* Great opportunities to work 1:1 supporting young people

* Free on-site parking and accommodation

* Great opportunities for career progression

* Strong management and support structure

* Warm and nurturing environment for staff and students

Benefits of working with Masterclass:

* Dedicated and experienced consultants that specialise with SEN and SEMH, that will tailor the service to your needs to secure your dream role

* Current, honest career and market advice

* Continuous support throughout your career journey with FREE CPD

* Flexible working hours

* A wide variety of benefits such as store discounts

* Focus on your health and wellbeing

Your responsibilities will include:

* To gain an understanding of the young people and their feelings, which will help you assess, identify, and evaluate their ongoing needs

* To promote a consistent approach to settling young people at bedtimes

* To encourage good hygiene practices, i.e., brushing teeth every morning and evening, and proper showering/bathing routines in the morning

* To record any disturbance throughout the night and hand this over to the sleeping-in staff or the senior on shift

* To be vigilant in monitoring the young people throughout the night; to record all young people’s movements in the logbook

* To set out the breakfast table for the morning, promote health eating, and to clear away after breakfast

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities:

* Strong knowledge and understanding of the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

* Previous experience as a waking night support worker

If you feel that you could use your skills to create a caring and supportive home environment, building strong, positive relationships and empowering young people, then we want to hear from you.

Send over your CV today, or get in touch with one of our expert consultants on (phone number removed)

Any successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that includes an Enhanced DBS check

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