Weekend Night Support Worker

Chailey Heritage Foundation
Haywards Heath
29 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a passion for providing care? Are you looking for a part time role? If you answered yes, then we may have the ideal role for you...

We are currently recruiting for Weekend Night Support Workers to work Friday and/or Saturday nights, this is a perfect opportunity for those looking for work that can fit around other commitments.

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.

Our Night Support Workers deliver high quality care and support to children and young people with disabilities and health needs and as such the role is hugely varied and challenging and no night is the same, 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

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 Night Manager.

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

  • Hours of work are 11 or 22 hours per week (1 or 2 Nights Per Week)
  • Opportunity to work towards a qualification in Health and Social care
  • Chailey Heritage Group Pension
  • Competitive annual leave entitlements
  • Appreciation Awards
  • Onsite Parking, Café, Gym and Yoga Facilities
  • Competitive rates of pay starting from £9.92 per hour rising to £11.26 per hour following successful completion of training, induction and probation

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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