Residential Support Worker – Waking Nights
Location: Denmead, Hants.
Salary: Up to £18,720 pro rata
Hours: Part Time, 20 hours per week
If you have been affected by Covid-19 and you are looking for a secure job, we may have the role for you! We are happy to review candidates who do not necessarily have Residential care experience. If you have worked within a role where skills such as de-escalation, helping with challenging behaviour and keeping calm under pressure were utilised, please do apply.
Hillcrest Denmead comprises of 2 Ofsted registered independent children’s homes, Lavender House and Lily Cottage. Both offer residential care for children & young people aged 7-18 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The residential homes are set in rural South Hampshire offering a holistic model of care and education for the people we support, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. Hillcrest Denmead is within commutable distance from Waterlooville, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Gosport and other surrounding towns and villages.
Acorn Education and Care 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 Support Worker has responsibility to ensure the people we support 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 part time, permanent basis, working on a 2 on 6 off shift pattern. (Please note this is a waking night position and therefore you are expected to stay awake during your shift). This role would suit either 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
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 and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.