Night Support Worker

Company
Careerline Ltd
Location
Chailey, East Sussex
Salary
£18357 - £19986/annum
Posted
07 Jan 2021
Closes
04 Feb 2021
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Night Support Worker – North Chailey, East Sussex
33 hours per week (3 Nights Per Week)
Our client is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition planning for young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.
They are currently recruiting for Night Support Workers to join their residential night teams. In this role you will be working within a dedicated team of staff and will be responsible for providing personalised support to children and young adults with disabilities in their care.
The Night Support Worker role is hugely varied and challenging and no night is the same as such, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks such as:
Eating and drinking – learning how different children and young people can be helped to eat and drink safely.
Medicines – learning how to ensure that the children and young people you work with receive the correct medicine at the right time.
Epilepsy – learning how to safely manage children and young people who have seizures, and what to do in an emergency.
Manual handling – learning to use all sorts of equipment with the children and young people while keeping them and yourself safe.
Intimate care – ensuring that the children and young people’s hygiene needs are taken care of safely and with dignity
Powered mobility – learning to use powered wheelchairs and other equipment safely, and how to encourage the children and young people to learn to drive.
Safeguarding – you will be trained to understand all aspects of safeguarding, with an emphasis on what this means for children and young people with disabilities.
Training and support
For all these duties, and more, you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals, and you will not be expected to carry them out alone until you have been signed-off as competent. This includes supporting you to achieve a level 3 Diploma as a nationally recognised qualification. You will be assigned a ‘buddy’ to guide you on shift, and a mentor will provide regular meetings to make sure that you are confident in your new role; you will also receive support and guidance from your house manager and senior support workers.
What are they looking for?
Basic knowledge of care
Literacy & Numeracy skills
ICT skills
Communication skills
Flexibility to work as part of a rota
Personality
What they offer
Competitive rates of pay starting from £10.70 per hour rising to £11.65 per hour following successful completion of training, induction and probation
Pension scheme
Generous holiday entitlement
Comprehensive benefits package
Opportunity to work towards a qualification in Health and Social care
Hours of work are 33 hours per week (3 Nights Per Week)
For full details, please apply online or call (phone number removed)

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