waking night support worker - children in chorley

job type
£ 8.31 per hour
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job details

chorley, north west
job category
social care
job type
working hours
£ 8.31 per hour
Children services
reference number
0161 245 3633
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job description

We are currently recruiting for a number of waking night support workers to work within a residential service for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and complex needs. The service has recently been granted "outstanding" by Ofsted which is a result of the passion and dedication the staff team bring to their roles every single day. The service is made up of several residential units linked with a nearby specialist school which is situated next to the beautiful Astley park where the peaceful surroundings help support a therapeutic environment where the children can focus on their education. Locations of the residential homes include Haighton, Chorley, Leyland and Preston.

As a waking night support worker you will be based within the residential homes. You will be a key member of the team, providing high standards of person centred support throughout the night. You will work to build therapeutic relationships with the young people you support as you will be the main point of contact on shift during evening hours.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Supporting the young persons with evening/morning routines and ensuring the home is a safe and secure environment.

* Monitoring the young persons throughout the night and completing necessary document checks to be able to handover to day staff.

The service offers very competitive pay rates as well as a rolling rota system indicating your shift patterns for the following 12 weeks. A typical night shift would be 21:45 - 07:45. Part time opportunities are also available.

Due to the fact that this role will involve working independently, we require that applicants have at least 6 months experience in a support worker capacity. If you have experience as a waking night support worker this would be advantageous. The service prides itself on delivering consistently high levels of person centred support, achieved through a genuinely passionate and engaged workforce. If you have a passionate about working with young people and you want to make a difference to their lives then please apply now, we would love to hear from you.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations,be person centred,can work as an individual or part of a team,caring,emotional intelligence,empathy,passionate,show initiative,written communication

educational requirements

NVQ 2 in health and social care - children,NVQ 3 i