Residential Night Worker
TWO PART -TIME RESIDENTIAL WORKERS
NIGHTS 20 Hours per week – Permanent
DAYS 18.50 Hours per week - Permanent
Salary: £20,344.00 - £22.911.00 per annum (pro rata)
The Alders children’s home provides short term care for up to 5 young people aged between 12 and 17 years, who may be admitted in an emergency.
The purpose of the home is to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes the welfare of looked after children, whilst contributing to the assessment of the young person’s needs.
We are currently recruiting for a 20-hour post of Part-time Residential Worker Nights to work shifts consisting of 10 hours worked across an 8-week rota inclusive of weekends from 9:00pm until 7:00am. We are also recruiting for an 18½ hour post of Part-time Residential Worker to work shifts consisting of 7½ or 8-hour shifts (9 hours on a Wednesday) being early mornings and late afternoons potentially up until 11:00pm worked across an 8- week rota inclusive of weekends. Sleep in shifts will be as and when required on a rota basis covering evenings and weekends.
The need to work on your own initiative and the ability to deal with stressful, emotional, demanding and challenging situations are essential, teamed with good written and verbal communication skills. You need to be a resilient person who can respond appropriately to constant behavioural challenges and should have the capacity to focus on the child’s positive attributes.
Skills and experience
The ability to provide day to day support to young people resident within the home, fulfilling keyworker responsibilities and working in partnership with the young people, their families and all professional relevant agencies is essential and to be able to ensure their physical, emotional, social and health and educational needs are met. To be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in all forms is also a necessity. An NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Children & Young Person’s qualification or equivalent is a requirement and you must have a Full Driving Licence.
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Closing Date: Thursday 15th April 2021
Interview Date: 4th & 5th May 2021
For more information about the role please contact: Jo Heath or Carol Cierniak on 01827 782100
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This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.