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Waking Night Support Worker




Oliver House - Childrens Homes - Preston, Lancashire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,216.20 per annum


35 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Because we want you to get off to the best start with us, we are giving you a fantastic Welcome Bonus of £1000 when you join us (Pro-rata for part time staff).

We are looking for Waking Night staff to join our friendly team. 

As a Waking Night Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and overnight care to our young people.  Through a caring approach, you will build good relationships with our young people, supporting them in living as independently as possible.  Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; as is the compassion and patience needed to support.

Oliver House School is an independent specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged 6 to 19 who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Our aim is to bring about the best in every young person to enable them to achieve positive experiences and progress according to their own individual abilities. The desired outcome is for young people to achieve success in accredited qualifications and to gain increased levels of independence to enable them to maximise their strengths, abilities and ambitions.

We currently have employment opportunities within six community based Children’s Homes located within the Leyland, Ribbleton and Haighton areas.

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude
  • Relevant experience in a children’s residential setting is desirable.

Your Benefits

  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • SMART Pension option
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.

*Current employees, those referred by employees or an agency are not eligible for the joining bonus.

The Welcome Bonus will be payable in three instalments with the first instalment of £250 (pro-rata for part time staff) payment in your first full months’ salary following your start date; the second instalment of £250 (pro-rata for part time staff) will be paid upon successful completion of your probation period (6 months) and the final payment of the remaining balance after 12 months.

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.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

Division DBS info


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

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


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