Night Support Worker

Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £21,724 (£12.66ph) - £23.372 (£13.62ph) 33hrs.
Contact name: Careers Team

Contact email:
Job ref: 006224
Published: about 2 months ago

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Social Care department for a Night Support Worker. This is an exciting role for Chailey Heritage Foundation and offers the opportunity to provide person centred support to children and young adults with physical disabilities and complex health needs in order to promote independence and personal fulfilment.




JOB TITLE: Night Support Worker

SALARY: £21,724 (£12.66ph) - £23.372 (£13.62ph) 33hrs.


**HOURS:  **Variable shifts and hours available to suit your circumstances including a mixture of Twilight and Sunrise shifts.


*         Full night shift - 8.30pm – 7.30am

*         Twilight shift - 8.30pm – 2.00am

*         Sunrise Shift - 2.00am – 7.30am.


Friday night shift rate enhancement + 25% - £15.82 - £17.02

Saturday night shift rate enhancement + 50% - £18.99 - £20.43 

Sunday night shift rate enhancement + 25% - £15.82 - £17.02

Bank Holiday enhancement + double time


In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals. This includes supporting you to achieve the care certificate and a level 3 Diploma.




Skills and Experience:




  • Having a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with our young people, team members and parents/carers.
  • Good basic understanding of Maths, English and IT
  • Commitment to work towards recognised qualification.
  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or willingness to undertake training to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Able to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities.
  • Willing to attend specific training and then set up gastrostomy feeds for children and young adults.
  • Willing to attend specific training and then undertake the preparation and administration of medication.
  • To undertake daily manual handling of young children and adults
  • Willing to work shift work including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.


Other useful skills and experience:


  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Full manual driving license valid for UK
  • Willingness to drive the Foundation vehicles including minibuses.
  • Willing to attend specific training and then undertake the preparation and administration of medication.



  • You will have the pleasure of attending a variety of days out and participate in fun activities with our children and young people
  • Eating and drinking – learning how different children and young people can be helped to eat and drink safely.
  • Medicines – learning how to ensure that the children and young people you work with receive the correct medicine at the right time.
  • Epilepsy – learning how to safely manage children and young people who have seizures, and what to do in an emergency.
  • Manual handling – learning to use all sorts of equipment with the children and young people while keeping them and yourself safe.
  • Intimate care – ensuring that the children and young people’s hygiene needs are taken care of safely and with dignity
  • Powered mobility – learning to use powered wheelchairs and other equipment safely, and how to encourage the children and young people to learn to drive.
  • Safeguarding – you will be trained to understand all aspects of safeguarding, with an emphasis on what this means for children and young people with disabilities.

For all these duties, and more, you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals, and you will not be expected to carry them out alone until you have completed all the relevant training. This includes supporting you to achieve the care certificate and a level 3 Diploma.




Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of discount facilities and perks, ensuring that there's something for everyone.


In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.


For more information on the role please click here to review the job description.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.


As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.  Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.


If you believe this role sounds like you, and you are looking to make a real difference within our organisation, please apply today to be considered. For any enquiries, please contact careers on either or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.