Waking Night Support Worker

Waking Night Support Worker

Waking Night Support Worker Vacancies


Full Time/Permanent – 40 hours per week

£19,760 basic annual salary

Location – Brampton, Cumbria

This is a wonderful opportunity to join an established Childrens service who will offer you

  • fantastic training opportunities
  • Discounts and rewards
  • Pension scheme
  • Enrolment on to Level 3 diploma for Residential Child Care
  • 6 weeks holiday
  • Overtime

North Lakes Children’s Services is a well-established local provider of residential care and education for boys aged 6-18. We improve the resilience, self-esteem and abilities of all the young people we work with.

You will share in creating a purposeful, caring, learning environment for our young people, by the application of high professional standards of care and support for the young person’s social, emotional and /or behavioural needs, and learning difficulties.

Will you will be part of a team that strives to motivate, encourage, develop and nurture not just the young people, but each other. A “passion” for working with young people is a must!

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Role Details

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for the house, property, security and all persons within during the night: 21.30 – 08.00.
  • Undertaking domestic duties as directed by the Registered Manager
  • Ensuring the house in general is clean, tidy and well presented
  • Undertaking a security patrol around the building during your shift
  • To be aware of all our young people, who they are and what their needs are and or would be during the night-time
  • Having a “real” awareness of the “lone-working” policy,
  • Being aware of the need for absolute confidentiality regarding staff and young people
  • To report any staff and young person complaints and keep a log of all nocturnal movements and incidents
  • To report immediately any incidents of fire, damage, theft and other irregularities to the senior member or staff on duty
  • Your main duty is ensuring that all young people are monitored and that they are safe in their rooms and that you assist the residential care staff with the young people

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and you may be asked at any-time to undertake extra duties, within your role.

All Applicants must have:

  • Experience with Emotional Behavioural Disorder, Social/Residential Work or Youth Work would be advantageous.
  • Have an understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent – or be willing to work towards a required qualification
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Be able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position

Please also note that on clicking “apply” you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.