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Waking Night Support Worker

Reference

PRI50444

Location

Broadview, Newbury

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£15,012.66 - £16,755.02 per annum

Hours

28.5 - 38 hours per week (3 or 4 nights) - term time only (38 weeks per year)

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed teachers in the sector.

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 Support Worker Officer could be right for you. 

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

We have two position available for Waking Night Support Workers:

  • 4 nights - 38 hours per week. This is a term-time (38 weeks per year) post to work Monday to Thursday nights from 21:45-07:15. 
  • 3 nights - 28.5 hours per week. This is a working 52 weeks per year, working Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from the hours of 21:45-07:15

It 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

Our 5 bedroom children's home in Newbury are recruiting enthusiastic role models to join their team as a Waking Night Support Worker. Set in a semi-rural location within four acres of beautifully mature grounds, our home is a comfortable and warm environment that supports the needs of children between the ages of 7-19 who have complex needs which include autistic spectrum disorder.  Children may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding. Our focus is to support our young people to develop their life skills and independence in a fun and nurturing way. 

 

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

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 complete the application form fully as we cannot short list from a C.V.  

Division DBS info

References

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 may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Job Description

Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

30/09/2021