Job Title: Residential Child Care Worker, Night Worker (RCCW)
Location: Melton Mowbray
Salary: £19,531 - £20,363 per annum (£9.39 - £9.79 per hour), dependent upon experience
Hours: 42 hours per week, as per rota - It is intended that the shifts will be from 10pm – 10am on a rota of 3 on, 3 off
Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Night Residential Child Care Worker?
We are looking for responsible, caring people to join our fantastic team in Melton Mowbray as a Night Residential Child Care Worker. As a Night Residential Child Care Worker, you will support our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.
This is a great opportunity to start or continue your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
Our Night Residential Child Care Workers carry out an essential and varied role to provide the individual, bespoke, support required by the children and young people in our care. This is a diverse position, you will be a corporate parent and a positive role model, helping fulfil the needs of the young people and improve their lives. When you start your shift, you will receive a hand over and start your Nightly tasks. This would involve getting the children settled, personal care, reading to them or doing small activities. Once the children are in bed, you would tidy the home and prepare for the next day, making sure that if the children need anything through the night you are attending to their needs.
You will be required to complete relevant paperwork, household chores, prepare breakfast and a handover to the day staff. You will also be required to administrate medication and maintain the young people’s personal care.
We ensure our staff are fully trained for any situation, once starting you will receive an induction, shadow shifts and regular supervisions.
Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Night Residential Child Care Worker, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Previous experience in a care setting would be great but isn’t essential as full training will be given, and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. These roles are ideal for people working in customer facing industries including retail, hospitality and leisure, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.
Already qualified to or willing to work towards your NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, able to work the required shifts, and be motivated to provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.
Options Autism are recruiting a Night Residential Child Care Worker to join our team in Hickling Pastures. Our beautiful and homely residential settings provide 24/7 care for up to five young people with complex heath and learning disabilities. Within the home the young people have their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The young people could display a variety of challenging behaviours. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these young adults regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & dates
Closing date: 2 March 2021
Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access MS Teams.
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.