Waking Night Support Worker
Are you interested in a career where you will make a real difference in young people’s lives? Does working night shifts better suit your lifestyle? Do you understand the challenges which young people face in daily life? Maybe a career as a Waking Night Support Worker could be the next step in life for you?
Our client is currently looking for a kind, caring and friendly person to join their professional team as a Waking Night Support Worker. Experience is not essential and full training will be provided, however an understanding of the issues young people face in their daily life would really help to make a difference.
You will be based within their Residential Home in Preston where you will work 8:30pm – 7:30am over a 2 weekly rota (Week 1 – 33 hours - Tue, Wed, Thurs) (Week 2 – 43 hours – Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun).
- Competitive pay (£9.54 per hour + 50p per hour unsociable hours payment)
- 22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
- Enhanced company pension
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Paid Induction (Running over 7 days)
- Free on-site parking
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)
Your role as a Waking Night Support Worker
- To carry out direct and indirect care of young people with complex mental health needs
- To work in a team, giving the highest standard of care possible to the young people.
- To closely follow individual care plans and support young people with education, shopping, and social and leisure activities.
- To carry out multiple interventions involving the delivery of care to young people
- To promote independence amongst the young people
- To provide support, advice and information to the young people, parents and other carers
- To carry out further duties as per our attached document (Writing reports, general office admin etc)
Requirements of a Waking Night Support Worker
- Flexibility - Your role will involve working shifts including weekends and Bank Holidays
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
- Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
- IT Literate (Able to write emails and use Microsoft Office)
- An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
- An understanding of safeguarding
- Professional working boundaries between staff and service users
- Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations
- Full UK Driving Licence
- NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care
- Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs
Due to the current climate regarding the Covid-19, all of their interviews are now taking place as a Video/Audio Interview over Microsoft Teams.
Training will be carried out at the beginning of each month over 7 days covering First Aid, Safeguarding and Therapeutic Risk Management and breakaway techniques. This is paid for along with travel expenses.
The closing date for this position is Monday 17th August 2020, so if you are interested in developing and supporting young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please ensure you apply before this date. They reserve the right to close the vacancy early should they appoint a suitable candidate.
Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Our client is an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.
They reserve the right to close the advert early, should they appoint a suitable candidate.
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