Overview and Responsibilities
Children’s Night Support Worker
Location: Meldreth, Nr. Royston – Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border
Salary: £8.95-10.00 per hour + night shift allowance- Depending upon experience and qualifications
Hours: 4 week rota pattern of 14 shifts (8:45pm to 8:15am) – Ave 40hrs per week. Where possible we will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you
Closing Date: 16/08/2021
Webpage: Our Careers
We are currently looking for a number of Night Support Workers in Meldreth, Nr. Royston (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border), where our Aurora Meldreth Manor children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs.
At night; your role will be to provide the highest level of care for our 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 our 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.
Skills and Qualifications
It is a tough yet totally 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
Benefits and Additional Information
What’s on offer?
- Full training and continued support
- Opportunity to study the Level 3 diploma in Residential Childcare which will be funded by us!
- 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
Enquiries: For more information on this position please contact 07918 585258 / email@example.com
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.