£20,720.70 - £22,562.54 (Depending on experience)
Full and part time opportunities available
Our client provides residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old. The young people they care for often require a high level of support to assist with difficulties they may have from self-harming, behaviour, and emotional difficulties. Their aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to help them achieve their individual goals, in preparation for transition to adult life.
Our client's homes are always a hub of activity and energy where the young people can feel safe, and their staff enjoy coming to work. Your role will involve working with their young people to promote independence through support with education, household tasks and general life skills. You will also assist them with everyday life skills including shopping, building positive relationships, and going on holidays. They always encourage their young people and staff to bring their hobbies and knowledge into the home whether this be knitting, fitness, cooking or even singing so there is never a dull moment. Part of the role will be managing various levels of self-harm using a least restrictive approach, so you will require a high level of resilience and have a caring, compassionate nature. You will also update online care records and complete medication administration. In addition, you will be responsible for the
general upkeep and tidiness of the home ensuring the young people live in homely environment.
As a Waking Night Support Worker you will be required to lone work but will be supported by the On Call Managers and also another member of staff if required ,who will be completing the sleep in shift.
Previous care experience is not essential and full training will be provided. You will receive ongoing support and mentoring from their friendly residential and clinical team.
The job is highly rewarding and a great start to developing your career working with young people or enhancing your previous experience of mental health with the opportunity for excellent career development.
A £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
Paid Training & Induction
Enhanced company pension
Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
Free parking available and good direct transport links
Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards, Summer & Christmas parties)
Essential requirements of a Waking Night Support Worker
Flexibility - Your role will involve working shifts including weekends and bank holidays
Must be able to attend training throughout employment which will be held on weekdays
Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
Basic IT skills (Your role will involve some computer work, completing forms, using an online care system, and writing emails)
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
An understanding of safeguarding
A professional working boundary between staff and service users
Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations
Desirable Criteria of a Waking Night Support Worker
Full UK Driving Licence
NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care
Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs
Fancy the challenge? Apply with us today!
Want to see what some of our young people and staff think? Please visit our website.
You will work in a COVID secure environment as all their staff are required to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021.
Please note that they do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.
Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
They are 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.
Ref: 105 809
Children and Young People Practitioners, Residential (Day or Nights)
Location: Based Permanently in Yvonne House on Wandsworth Road (SW8)
Hours: 40 hours per week – rolling rota made up of 12-hour shifts and attendance at Team Spaces, Supervision and Staff Support (Friday afternoons)
Salary: £26,400 + £1,000 bonus for successful completion of Diploma + Travel + Pension + Staff Wellbeing Fund (+ opportunities for paid overtime)
We are looking for Children and Young People Practitioners to work at our 9-bed residential unit, Yvonne House.
We are currently looking for x1 Day Practitioner and x1 Night Practitioner.
You’ll work as part of a small and dedicated team, all of whom share the same values of thoughtfulness and commitment to changing the lives of disadvantaged young people.
Through ‘lone working’ you will build warm, trusting, and boundaried relationships with young people, providing one-to-one support, advice and guidance and leading on the coordination of other support services.
This is a 'waking night' position where staff are required to be awake all night to support young people and respond to incidents. There is an opportunity for each member of staff to sleep in beds provided for up to 4hrs per night if there are no incidents and the other member of staff on shift is awake.
Do you have...
- Experience of working with young people – e.g. mentor, coach, teaching assistant, youth/community work, mental health, volunteering
- A commitment to making a difference to young people in care
- Share our values and a similar commitment to inclusive working
- An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
- An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk
Salary & Benefits
We believe all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.
As a result we offer:
- Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
- Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
- Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
- Monthly wellbeing time
- Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
- Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
Apply by: midnight, 24th January 2022
Interviews: w/c 31 January 2022
Start date: Early March 2022
To Apply and for more information:
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No agencies please.