Night Waking Support Worker

Department: Residential Care (students 6 – 19 years), Residential Care (students 19 – 25 years)

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 38 hours per week worked across 4 days in every 7

Salary: £10.11 per hour

Closing Date: 26 November 2017

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Start Date: 2 January 2018

Night Waking Support Worker

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited  from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided  political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR. 

Providing a waking night presence, you will play a critical role in developing positive relationships with our residential students who range in age from 7- 24 years and who have moderate to severe special education needs. The aim of the role is to assist our students to develop healthy sleeping patterns, build personal daily routines and extend their capacity to be as self- reliant as possible.  Part carer part companion, you will provide reassurance and assistance with personal care whilst at the same time being alert to our student's security and well being.  Light housekeeping duties and administrative tasks will also be part of the role.  

Previous relevant experience in the care or education sector and an appreciation of SEN, autism and complex needs would be desirable but is not essential. Relevant NVQ accreditation is required but this will be provided where necessary. Essentially you will be empathetic, patient and have a tolerance of challenging behaviour. In return we can offer an immensely rewarding job and support if you wish to develop your skills, knowledge and qualifications.

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