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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Hackney, London
Up to £21944 per annum + benefits
Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Southwark, London
Up to £21944 per annum + benefits
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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Up to £14820 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting for a Waking Night Specialist Behavioural Support Worker to join our Learning Disabilities service in Welwyn Garden City!

GBP 14,820 per annum, 30 hours per week plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more

Waking Night Behavioural Specialist Support Workers are responsible for ensuring continuity of a support service at night and for keeping customers and the building safe. Welwyn Supported Living Service will be a new home for one customer with learning disabilities and Autism, and we are looking to build a staff team with an excellent value base to support the customer to build their new life and develop their skills as an independent person.

Key Responsibilities:

- Building a supportive, trusting relationship with the customer and creating a positive atmosphere;
- Supporting the customer in their preferred night time routine, including personal care and promoting good sleep hygiene;
- Supporting the customer to undertake activities in line with their preferences;
- Ensuring the customer's safety and wellbeing at night, providing emotional and practical support and reassurance as needed;
- Using positive behavioural support and Autism-specific approaches to manage any distress during night time hours;
- Working proactively with other members of the team to meet the needs of the customer and handle administrative responsibilities;
- Conducting key work sessions as required, that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals;
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with the customer within an attitude of 'positive risk taking';
- Ensuring appropriate handovers between shifts and documenting night time activity, including any incidents;
- Working in line with Look Ahead's lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead policies and procedure
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Ad-hoc domestic / cleaning duties;
- Working as part of a team with Look Ahead colleagues, the customer's family and external professionals;
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/Manager

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

Person Specification:

- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Exudes a warm friendly presence and open behaviour
- Prefers working as part of a group or team
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organized
- Able to apply the right balance of care and support dependant on the needs of the customer
- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour
- Ability to adhere to Look Ahead's professional boundaries policy

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


- NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent with little or some previous relevant sector work experience


- Driving Licence

Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

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More about Look Ahead Care and Support
Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 17 February 2020
Closing date: 16 March 2020
Job ref: REQ001698
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker
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