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Night Wake Residential Support Worker

Employer
Worcestershire Children First
Location
Evesham, Worcestershire
Salary
£7,220 to £7,426 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2024
Reference
REC#45989

Job Title: Night Wake Residential Support Worker
Salary: £7,220 to £7,426 per annum
11.75 Hours per Week
Location:
Vale Lodge, Evesham
Permanent, Part-time
 

The Role:
Worcestershire Children First (WCF) is 100% owned by Worcestershire County Council and delivers Children’s Services on behalf of the local authority. Our Company’s mission is for all children to be happy, healthy, and safe and our vision and values reflect our unwavering focus on children and families and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are offering a unique and exciting opportunity for a Night Wake Residential Support worker to join our service based in Evesham.  We are looking for candidates who will embody our values and put children at the heart of everything they do.

Vale Lodge is a 52-week placement that offers a comprehensive Residential Service to Children and Young People with learning difficulties and disabilities within Worcestershire Children First. The team ensures the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and assist in their personal development. As a Night Wake Residential Support Worker your role will involve supporting children and young people with disabilities, learning difficulties, and complex needs. The position focuses on supporting the young people who live at the home through the night and ensure their needs are met.

As a Night Wake Residential Support Worker, you will:

  • Work from 21:30 to 07:30 am every Sunday evening and every sixth Saturday.
  • Provide administrative support.
  • You will have access to a Residential Support Worker on shift who will sleep in.
  • You will provide support to young people using relationship-based practice.
  • Preparing for and encouraging morning routines.
  • Managing complex and challenging behaviour that may present through the night.
  • Keen to work with children with complex and challenging behaviour.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication.

You will be passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced in residential practice. You will be conversant with what makes a difference to children and be aspirational for any child or young person you will share the home with.  The Team will deliver consistent, individualised, focused support to children with a range of emotional and behavioural needs.  You will have a flexible, adaptive, supportive, and welcoming approach.

WCF welcomes practitioners who strive for excellence, who use innovation in their area of expertise and who maintain their own high level of professional responsibility and accountability.
Collaboration with all partner agencies is the key to success in planning for children in care. WCF will support the candidate through a robust induction to enhance their knowledge of WCF key leads, both internally within our Childrens Service’s and our existing external partner agencies.

For enquiries regarding this position please contact Scott Kitchener on 01386 443170.

Benefits:
You’ll find an overview of some of the benefits in a document attached to this job advert so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development:  We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.
     

How to Apply:
Application forms are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your Application Form to Recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 19th May 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Thursday, 23rd May 2024

Supporting Documents for Night Wake Residential Support Worker

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