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Residential Waking Night Support Worker

Job Description

B.S Social Care are currently recruiting for experienced Young People Residential Support Workers to work within a team and working waking night shifts, in order to provide a safe and secure home for young people aged between 19-25.

Promoting a caring environment which provides children and young people with a high standard of specialised personal care, needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity and rights to privacy, independence and choice are met.

The Night Care Worker shall be responsible for the following:

1. Promote the rights of residents to be treated with dignity and respect in every aspect of their lives.

2. Respect the confidences of residents, except where to do so would result in harm to a resident, damage to the organisation or the commission of a criminal offence.

3. Establish supportive relationships with residents and encourage the development of stable relationships between residents and other staff, their families and friends and within the group of residents.

4. Promote the emotional health and self-esteem of residents and support them through changes in living circumstances and personal relationships.

5. Support residents in making their own choices and decisions to the maximum of their capability, and ensure that the needs and wishes of residents are fully considered in any decision relating to them.

6. Ensure the protection of residents from significant harm, by exercising vigilance, observing changes in the resident`s behaviour or appearance, and complying fully with St John`s Child/Adult Protection policy.

7. Monitoring of residents with additional medical and health needs.

8. Be placed in areas around the house to ensure the safety of residents. Throughout the period undertake regular patrols of corridors and bedroom areas to check on the health and safety of the learners.

9. Be aware of those residents who may need extra supervision throughout the night. Wake any residents who may be on a regular programme of particular medical care during the night

10. Take initial action on learners who might be awake or causing a disturbance

Knowledge of managing challenging behaviour.

Willingness to develop knowledge and understanding around behaviour and having a non-judgemental approach to positive behaviour support.

Knowledge of learning disabilities.

Willingness & physical capability to use Physical Interventions once fully trained and required to do so.

Ability to keep accurate and factual records using various computer based systems.

Ability to maintain good quality and detailed written paperwork on a daily basis.

Functional literacy and numeracy are essential life skills for all our learners and we have an explicit expectation that all staff in learner facing roles will actively promote these skills.

Essential:
- Commitment to work with young people with Learning disabilities and or challenging behaviour.
- Willingness to undertake personal/intimate care tasks where required.
- Commitment to working with a variety of young people across the organisation.

Desirable:
- NVQ in Health & Social Care or equivalent.
- Clean driving licence and a willingness to drive organisational vehicles once training has been completed.

4 nights per week = £22, 464 per annum
3 nights per week = £16, 848 per annum
2 nights per week = £11, 222 per annum

If you are interested please apply or email Xavier at

If you want to make a difference in the lives of young people then you are the person we are looking for.

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