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Support Worker - L/D

  • Location:

    Royston, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Services for children

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  • Salary:

    £18616 - £20800 per annum

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Job Description

An exiting opportunity has arisen for a number of Night Support Workers in an SEN school. The site, based on the South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border, provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs.

Key responsibilities:

At night; your role will be to provide the highest level of care for the children and young adults; from assisting them in getting ready for bed (including washing/changing), encouraging a healthy sleeping pattern where possible and of course regularly checking all of those in your care at regular intervals through the night and dealing with any incidences that occur.

Providing exceptional high levels of care for the children and young adults
Assisting with getting them ready for bed which will include washing and changing
Encourage a healthy sleeping pattern where possible
Checking on the children and young adults at regular intervals throughout the night and dealing with any difficulties
Ensuring that medical needs are met at all times
Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive, calm and happy
Please note that the role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines.

This is a waking night position; so in the quiet periods you will also be expected to get involved in some light housekeeping duties (such as loading the dishwasher and keeping the environment tidy).

With full training and continued support you will take responsibility for ensuring that all their medical needs are met including the administration and recording of prescribed medication.

The key to this role will be your ability to communicate effectively, build trusting relationships and provide the support required to enable our children and young adults to become more autonomous.


It is a tough yet rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the young adults that we work with. So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it's not essential. What's more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
Exceptional communication skills and patience
Resilient with a robust and positive nature
Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children's needs
Ability to work on a rota pattern which will include working every other weekend

What's on offer?

Full training and continued support
Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in HSC which will be funded by the company
Part time hours available if required
Health cash back plan
Car lease scheme
Bike to work scheme
30 days' holiday including bank holidays
Life assurance and pension
Perk box


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