Residential Night Support Worker
Job Title: Residential Night Care Worker – Young People
Salary: £20,106.00 per annum
Location: Falkland House School Perth, Fairmount Terrace, Perth
Hours: 38 hours per week (1,800/annum (6 weeks holiday entitlement))
Shifts: 3 or 4 nights/week from 21:00 – 08:00
Falkland House School Perth has just opened, with the initial services focused on supporting 5 young people aged between 16 to 19 years of age towards greater independent living, support with college placements and community engagement. In the coming months, the main school accommodation will open, and Falkland House School Perth will become home to the senior-phase young people (15-18) who will be working towards gaining school qualifications, and becoming more independent in their lives.
We are part of the Options Autism and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Options Autism provide education and care across a number of schools and residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.
This is a role with an exciting career and development plan, structured to ensure our staff are trained, supported, and continually developed. We want to give you the best possible toolkit, to deliver outstanding care and support to our children and young people and help them achieve incredible outcomes.
There will be a thorough induction, fully expensed training courses and the opportunity to expand your knowledge. You will be supported to gain the necessary qualification to meet SSSC registration requirements, and you will gain a firm understanding of autism spectrum disorder and associated support needs, within a positive, supportive working environment. It is a great opportunity to launch your career and see it flourish.
You will be based at Falkland House School Perth and you will work across the main school accommodation and also the throughcare flat and house. Across both, you will strive to create a safe, quiet environment for the young people through the night, responding to any needs in a calm, therapeutic manner. You will work as part of an incredible team sharing knowledge and learning to ensure an outstanding, holistic approach. Overarching this, you will support the young people with their independent living, working with them to develop their skills and establish healthy routines. You will creatively learn about the young people, their interests, dislikes and triggers, and use this connection to establish rewarding relationships.
Who are we are looking for?
You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you.
We know that the children and young people in our care can be challenging, and we are looking for Night Care Workers who are up for that challenge. You will be patient and resilient, and able to recognise the reward in transforming a young person’s life. You will support the young people at the end and beginning of their days, using a calm, reliable approach that builds trust and confidence.
You will be friendly, approachable and kind in your dealings with the young people. You will be committed to giving them the space and opportunity to thrive, playing your part in creating a supportive environment in which their independence can grow.
You will play a key role in the smooth-running of the site during the night, and you will have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, and a conscientious dedication to the young people’s wellbeing. This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day.
Why join Options Autism?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days)
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced PVG.
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