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Residential Care Worker- Waking Nights- Children's Residential (SEMH) Full Time

at Outcomes First Group in London (Published at 14-01-2019)

£78.30 - £105.00 a day

Hillcrest Denmead, a residential service for children and young people, based in South Hampshire requires a Waking Night Care Worker to join their dedicated team. Salary, Monday ? Friday £78.30 per shift and Weekend £105 per shift, depending on experience. Denmead is within commutable distance from Waterlooville, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Gosport and other surrounding towns and villages.

Hillcrest Denmead is an Ofsted ?Outstanding? registered independent children?s home that offers residential care for children and young people aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.The residential home,set in a rural location in South Hampshire offers a holistic model of care and education for the residents, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment.

Supporting the night time routine of the children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, the role of Night Support Worker has responsibitlyto ensure the residents are offered a positive and safe environment, assisting the young people with their needs during the night. Whilst the residents sleep you will be expected to complete a range of domestic duties to ensure the cleanliness of the home, whilst also preparing packed lunches and assisting with breakfast duties in the morning.

This role is offered on a full time/ permanent basis, working on a 4 on/4 off shift pattern. (Please note this is a waking night position and therefore you are expected to stay awake during your shift). This role would suit an experienced support worker, or someone looking to start their career in the Health and Social Care sector.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:

  • Supporting the young people?s emotional needs throughout the night, managing their night time routine and any challenging behaviour
  • Undertaking a range of domestic duties to include washing, ironing, cleaning, making lunches and preparing breakfast
  • Building positive and appropriate working relationships with the young people and using effective strategies to manage behaviour
  • Communicating with the wider care team to promote consistency throughout the home

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous experience working with children or young people preferred, although not essential
  • Have a genuine desire to undertake tasks associated with parenting a child with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Committed to work permanent waking night shifts
  • Hold a Full UK Driving License

If you are a dynamic and adaptable Night Residential Care Worker looking for a new role please apply immediately. In return we offer a salary scale of £78.30-£105 per shift, plus a range of company benefits.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Hillcrest Denmead forms part of Outcomes First Group who employ approx. 2000 staff at locations throughout the UK and provide a range of education and residential care services to children and adults with autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and social, emotional mental health difficulties.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • UK Driving Licence (Required)

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