Waking Night Officer - CH05621

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Walsall, West Midlands
Salary Range: - £11,298.91 - £13,238.37 (Plus 15% unsociable hours payment)
10 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
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Waking Night Officer – Part Time (Bluebells short Breaks) Ref: CH05621

Part Time 20 hours

Salary Range: - £11,298.91 - £13,238.37

 (Plus 15% unsociable hours payment)

Bluebells Short Breaks Service provides specialist overnight residential care for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities within the Walsall area.

Bluebells has a longstanding reputation for providing quality care and support to children with complex needs from its purpose built facility located within Walsall.

We currently have opportunities for the right people to join our established team of waking night officer staff.

Successful candidates will join a team focused on making a huge difference to the lives of children and young people who use the service.

  • Do you have experience of working with children within a residential (or similar) setting?
  • Are you a patient and nurturing child focused individual who can give attention to detail, do you have a clear and robust safeguarding approach?
  • Do you have a strong ability to work on your own initiative and respond effectively to with potentially challenging and unexpected circumstances

If this is you we would love to hear from you.

As a waking Night Officer you will provide overnight care and support to children who are overnight residents at Bluebells.

You will attend to a range of tasks relating to direct care and support to children and also carry out a variety of administrative and domestic duties during your shifts

Whilst the Bluebells service operates predominately at weekends, waking night staff are also required to undertake shifts during the mid-week, as well as during school holidays and Public Bank Holidays.

When you complete your personal statement please make sure you refer to the attached Job description and personal Specification, and tell us about all your experience and your qualifications.

Closing Date: 28 November 2021

Information for Applicants

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Our Residential Homes can accommodate children up to 18 years of age. Due to the nature of this post the Department for Education National Minimum Standards state that the employees must be 4 years older than the oldest resident. Therefore, applicants must be 22 years of age or older. 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

 Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas


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