Night Support Worker

Location East Sussex
Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: Starting on £11.59 per hour
Contact email: hr@chf.org.uk
Job ref: 001924
Published: 11 days ago

Variable shifts and hours available including half night shifts;

8.30pm – 7.30am, 8.30pm – 2.00am or 2.00pm – 7.30am.

Are you considering a new career?  Do you want a role that offers a sense of fulfilment and reward? If you answered yes, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Apply via C.V. today

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition planning for young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.

We are currently recruiting for Night Support Workers to join our residential night teams. In this role you will be working within a dedicated team of staff and will be responsible for providing personalised support to children and young adults with disabilities in our care.

The Night Support Worker role is hugely varied and challenging and no night is the same as such, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks such as:

  • 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.

Training and support

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 been signed-off as competent. This includes supporting you to achieve a level 3 Diploma as a nationally recognised qualification. You will be assigned a ‘buddy’ to guide you on shift, and a mentor will provide regular meetings to make sure that you are confident in your new role; you will also receive support and guidance from your house manager and senior support workers.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic knowledge of care
  • Literacy & Numeracy skills
  • ICT skills
  • Communication skills
  • Flexibility to work as part of a rota
  • Personality

What we offer

  • Competitive rates of pay starting at £20,202 (£10.50ph) rising to £23,299 (£12.11ph) based on a 37 hour contract
  • Up to 7.5% employers contribution to pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement starting at 23 days rising to 28 days with length of service
  • Free DBS & update check
  • Free access to Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial advice and a variety of perks (discount vouchers etc)
  • Gym Pass
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free snacks when working on the bungalow on a night shift
  • Support & Guidance - You will be guided and supported by a team of dedicated trained staff
  • Career Development - we pay the £2000 cost for the relevant NVQ qualifications required to fulfil the role after you’ve passed your probation.
  • Excellent Working Hours that provide flexibility - we will work with you to find hours that fit around your life, as our Residential Bungalows have different requirements. Various hours and shifts available including half night shifts; 8.30pm – 7.30am, 8.30pm – 2.00am or 2.00pm – 7.30am.

We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now offering a ‘Golden Hello’ of £600 for newly appointed employees for roles that involve working directly with the young people at school, in our residential bungalows or in the community. The £600 will be paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met.

  • 1st payment £200 – in first payroll after joining
  • 2nd payment £200 – after 6 months on satisfactory completion of probation
  • 3rd payment £200 – after 12 months employment 

All payments are subject to satisfactory performance.  And all subject to PAYE.

 

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.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join our staff team and influence and develop our working practice. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and will invite for interview all candidates who meet the role criteria. Chailey Heritage Foundation are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. 

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. 

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