Night Support Worker - St Christopher's

Essential Criteria: Level 3 Diploma or equivalent (desirable)

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Full-time, Nights, Permanent

Hours: Full Time (41.25 hours average per week)

Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 per hour (£20,454.45 - £22,556.55 per annum, this includes a night supplement of £2415 per year) linked to competencies

Night Support Worker - St Christopher's

Location: Westbury Park, Bristol

Salary: £8.41 - £9.39 per hour (£20,454.45 - £22,556.55 per annum, this includes a night supplement of £2415 per year) linked to competencies.

Hours: Full time (average 41.25 hours per week)

We are currently looking for a number of Night Support Workers in Westbury Park, Bristol where our Aurora St Christopher’s children’s home supports children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum and with physical and sensory needs.

Overlooking the downs;this impressive five-acre site close to the Bristol City Centre, provides flexible living accommodation with six residential houses and two flats to support differing level of needs.

Key Responsibilities:

The key to this role will be ensuring that all our children and young people receive a high standard of care during the night in a safe, clean and homely environment.

To facilitate this, you will follow guidance on how best to provide support throughout the night and proactively contribute to the individual support plans we have in place for each child.

You will be expected to support the children to wash and dress where needed, aid them in getting ready for bed, encouraging a healthy sleeping pattern where possible and of course regularly checking all of those in your care at regular intervals through the night and dealing with any incidences that occur.

Naturally; you’ll understand what ‘good care’ looks like, and be committed to the safeguarding and welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

With full training and continued support you will take responsibility for the care of their clothes, bedrooms, personal belongings and ensure that all their medical needs are met at all times including the administering and recording of prescribed medication.


Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to positively change the lives of the children that we work with. It is therefore essential that you have had some experience (either through your personal life or working practice) of caring for others.

If you do not already have a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare but believe this role is right for you, then we will provide the support (and cover the costs) for you to achieve this; and will continue to support your development throughout your career with us.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 Diploma or equivalent for Children or willing to work towards achieving this.
  • Experience working within special needs and/or support/care roles (either in a paid or personal environment).
  • A positive and creative approach in meeting children’s needs.
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Literacy skills.
  • Able to work within the parameters of the physical demands of the job role.
  • Be able to work within a rota pattern (which includes nights, weekends and some unsocial hours).

If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please call Aurora Recruitment Department on 07384 835474 or email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care.

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