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Waking Night Support Worker




Linden House, Near Basingstoke, RG24

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£9.29 per hour


20 hours per week (Friday & Saturday night)

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Set in a semi-rural location within four acres of beautifully mature grounds.

Part of the Priory’s specialist Education Service, Linden House children’s home is a registered home for up to seven young people aged 11 to 18 who have learning disabilities, which may include autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and complex associated difficulties. Young people over this age may be deemed appropriate to remain in the home if it is their best interests and to support their continued education. This home is open 52 weeks per year.

We believe Linden House Children’s Home is a very special home for children and young people where daily living experiences and activities are meaningful and memorable and are designed to meet the needs of individual children in areas that are personal to them.

Linden House accommodates children and young people with a primary diagnosis of moderate to severe autism with moderate challenging behaviour and associated conditions such as ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome.   

Are you ready to make a real and lasting difference?

Would you like to be part of a team committed to ensuring that our children and young people achieve their full potential? 

If so, the role of Night Waking Officer could be right for you.

As a Night Waking Officer you will have responsibility to ensure that the children and young people in your care are safe.

This is a waking night role working Friday and Saturday night (2 nights), 52 week post and requires staff to be alert and observant at all times. In addition to regular checks on the children and young people you will be assigned additional tasks which might include administration and laundry.

What we'd like from you:

  • Emotional resilience
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness
  • A strong 'can do' attitude
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience in a special needs environment would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they possess the skills required to be successful and a desire to learn

What we'd like to give you:

  • Comprehensive Induction and commitment to training and development
  • Guidance, support and the benefit of being part of a strong and focussed team
  • Pension
  • Just Drive Scheme
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Retail rewards scheme

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Dianne Price, School Business Manager on 07795 636193.  

If you would like to apply, please click 'Apply Now' to complete an online application form as we cannot short list from a CV.           

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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