Service Overview

Hillcrest Ramsworth Cottage is the newest provision to join our group of Hillcrest Residential Children services in our central division supporting children and young people aged 8-18 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The 5 bedded home, set in a rural location in North Hampshire, will offer a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Ramsworth cottage will be supported by a specialist independent Ofsted registered school that provides our children and young people a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment to support their personal and academic needs. Located in the Thatcham area the home will be commutable from Newbury, Tadley, Basingstoke, Swindon and other surrounding towns and villages. The home is set in a rural location, therefore your own transport is required.

Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary and Duties

Supporting the night time routine of the children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, the role of Night Residential Care Worker has responsibitly to ensure the residents are offered a positive and safe environment, assisting the young people with their needs during the night. Whilst the residents sleep you will be expected to complete a range of domestic duties to ensure the cleanliness of the home, whilst also preparing packed lunches and assisting with breakfast duties in the morning. 

This role is offered on a full time basis, working 4 nights per week from 21.30 - 07.30 (10 hour shifts). (Please note this is a waking night position and therefore you are expected to stay awake during your shift). This role would suit an experienced support worker, or someone looking to start their career in the Health and Social Care sector.  

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include: 

  • Supporting the young people’s emotional needs throughout the night, managing their night time routine and any challenging behaviour 
  • Undertaking a range of domestic duties to include washing, ironing, cleaning, making lunches and preparing breakfast 
  • Building positive and appropriate working relationships with the young people and using effective strategies to manage behaviour 
  • Communicating with the wider care team to promote consistency throughout the home 

Key Skills Required

  • Previous experience working with children or young people preferred, although not essential 
  • Have a genuine desire to undertake tasks associated with parenting a child with challenging behaviour  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Committed to work permanent waking night shifts 
  • Hold a Full UK Driving License and be prepared to drive as part of the role

Please apply online now or call 0330 998 0441 for Recruitment for further information.   

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care are therefore his post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.  

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