Waking Night Children’s Residential Worker – Residential Home – Ealing

Location: Ealing

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 October 2021

Salary: £22,360, rising to £23,582 upon successful completion of probationary period and mandatory training

Specific Hours: 20 or 40 hours per week, shift work

Waking Night Children’s Residential Worker – Residential Home – Ealing

Young People 12 - 17 years old

Full time and part time positions available

Salary (full time): £22,630, rising to £23,582 upon successful completion of probationary period and mandatory training

40 or 20 hours per week including weekends and bank holidays

Waking Night Shifts: 9pm- 8am or 9:30pm- 8:30am

Ealing, W5


We have presently a fantastic opportunity to join one of our Residential Homes located in Ealing, and make a real difference to our Young People’s live.

About Us

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man. We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do.  We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong.  We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.

St Christopher’s Academy

At St Christopher`s we can provide more than just a care job. We can offer you a career where you can develop your skills and knowledge while making a difference to young people’s lives.

When you join St Christopher’s, we will set you up in your career with a tailored development plan. Whether you want to move across to a different service, become a Manager or just explore further your current role, we will support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions. If you want to learn more about St Christopher’s Academy, please click here

We are proud that 84% of all our Team Leaders, Deputies and Managers are internal promotions. 

About the Role

As Support Worker at St Christopher’s you will travel with our young people on their life journey and have the opportunity to make an impact on their lives. You will be coaching on life skills, joining in with activities, helping with homework and being a positive role model.

We aim to improve young people’s self-esteem so they believe in themselves and feel confident enough to reach for their dreams.

Applicants should have

  • Genuine commitment to working and supporting Young People to achieve their full potential.
  • Ability to build genuine and trusting relationships with young people.
  • Resilience to cope with challenging behaviour and circumstances.
  • Ability to motivate young people and encourage their independence.
  • High personal and professional standards.
  • Flexibility to undertake shift working including weekends and bank holidays, and occasional sleep-ins.

What you should expect from us

  • Salary: £22,630 rising to £23,582, upon successful completion of probationary period and mandatory training.
  • Competitive pay and reward structure offering salary progression based on performance.
  • Tailored career development plan through our “St Christopher’s Academy”.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry Leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy,
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary Funded Training Programs.

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your online application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification click here

For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact recruitment@stchris.org.uk 

We advise to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.

St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.


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