Waking Night Support Worker - £500 welcome bonus!
Strathmore College

Job reference: 001299

Location: Strathmore College

Salary: £19,064 - £19,846 (£9.75 - £10.15) dependent upon qualification & experience

Employment type: Full time

Hours per week: Various - full time and part time available

There is no better time to start a career within Residential Childcare than now!

Would you like secure employment where you can progress your career?

If you would like to build a career that gives you genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment knowing that you can have a positive impact on the young people we support, then look no further and apply today!

Strathmore College are recruiting for Waking Night Support Workers now!  We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of our support team.  In this role, you will support our young people and you will be required 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.

Our benefits include exclusive access to reward and discount scheme, comprehensive induction, commitment to your ongoing training and career progression, pension scheme, paid for enhanced DBS, wellbeing support, cycle to work scheme and more!

As a Residential Support worker you will be expected to be hands on and able to cope well under pressure in challenging situations. Our Ofsted rated Outstanding home based in Stoke on Trent provides provision for young people aged 16-25 years of age who have mild to severe learning difficulties. This includes emotional, social and behavioural difficulties or disabilities. With needs increasingly more complex, our Home uses meaningful, practical learning activities to engage and motivate young people, and to provide them with the life skills they require to succeed. This means that your role will be varied in the sense that you will support our young people with their learning by accompanying  them to college, as well as  going out into the local community to take part in fun activities such as swimming, badminton, and trips to the farm. No two days are the same within our home and if you're up for the challenge, you can be part of the fun too!

At Aspris Children’s Services, we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we can offer you.  As long as you can demonstrate the values needed for a role within residential childcare, we will give you all the training and support you need to become a qualified Waking Night Support Worker.

Experience isn’t always essential but there are a few characteristics you will need to be successful in this role:

Resilience – We support some of the most vulnerable children in society who have varying degrees of emotional behavioural difficulties, autism, ADHD and associated difficulties so there will be times where your resilience is challenged.  

Communication – Communicating with our young people is vital to understand their needs.  Good teamwork and communication plays a key part in ensuring important information is relayed to other staff.

Organisation – You’ll need to be confident and organised in updating care plans and reporting information that will be relevant to the care of our young people.

Caring – Our young people require the best care we can offer.  If you are a naturally caring and compassionate person, this is the role for you.

Attentive – No young person / situation is the same so being attentive to understand them and identify areas where we can support is important and alert within any situation. 

Above all, we provide a supportive and collaborative working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

If you want residential childcare to be a job for life, Aspris Children’s Services will help you get there.

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 Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request 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.


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