Part Time Support Worker Waking Night
Permanent Part Time job, 1 night per week (10 hours)
Pay £11.75 ph plus brilliant benefits!
Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home.
This is a perfect part time nights job as a support worker. Working between the hours of 9pm and 7am this is the perfect job for you.
We support our customer (let's call him J) who has complex needs, including a learning disability, autism, communication challenges, as well as sensory needs.
J, who is generally a sound and solid sleeper, needs you to be awake during the night time on a just in case basis! We really don’t anticipate this to be a “challenging” night time role, but never say never, it may take him a little time to get settled into the new home he has just moved into and his new living arrangements.
J recently moved into his first ever adult home of his own, after living with his family elsewhere in the region all his life. You'll discover that J is super intelligent, gentle and calm, a wonderful yet complex young man, who needs our dedicated and positive team to help him reach his full potential.
J has sensory processing difficulties, is hypersensitive to sound and wears ear defenders to help him manage his sensitivity. When stressed or anxious, J can occasionally be aggressive or challenge us, and we need you to take the time to get to know him, and be caring, understanding, reassuring and positive.
As our waking night support worker, you’ll be part of a small sub team working permanent nights. You’ll offer J a first point of call when he needs it. J needs you to have a gentle nurturing and caring approach to help him settle into this new home and new life and be proud of how you can help him grow.
Where and when you’ll do your job
Based in Calne Wiltshire.
Work 1x night per week
10 hours shift, between 9pm and 8am
Occasional day time training or team meeting (we pay for that!)
We’re flexible with which specific night works for you!
About our team
You’ll report to Deb our Registered Manager who has worked for Home Group over 5 years now! Deb has loads of experience supporting customers with learning disabilities and has a clinical background in nursing. Deb is perfectly placed to help you settle into your new role! Outside of work you’ll find her planning her next trip as she travels the world via the alphabet!
Experience working in a similar job
Holding level 2 Diploma in Adult Health & Social Care or equivalent or prepared to work towards it.
Passionate to assist with any aspect of day to day living, including personal care
Confident involving our customer and his network to work to work towards his aspirations.
Able to promote independence and social inclusion through creative solutions, and assistive technology.
If you have Makaton skills, that’s the cherry on the cake!
How we’ll support you
You won’t be left to it! Deb, Ellie our deputy manager, your team leader and our clinical team are regular visitors to provide you with all the support you need!
Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll nurture your talent, help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support!
When you start your job as our Support Worker, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. We pay for your DBS if you don’t have a transferrable one.
More about this job
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