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DATE ADDED: Wed 13/05/2020

Night Support Worker

Royston, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

Location:& Meldreth, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border - Nr. Royston

Salary:& (£8.75-£9.70 per hour + £15 per night shift worked) depending upon experience and qualifications&

Hours:& 4 week rota pattern of 14 shifts (8:45pm to 8:15am) – Ave 39hrs per week.

Where possible the client will also consider flexible shift patterns to suit you so please ask your consultant.

Etta Healthcare have partnered with a fantastic support organisation who are currently looking for a number of Support Workers within Cambridgeshire. The positions available are specifically for nights, shift patterns above.

The setting is a children’s home and school which provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs. This is a fantastic place to work with plenty of space, facilities for learning and developing and a keen focus on inspiring independence and quality of life for all residents.

Key responsibilities as a Support Worker:
At night; your role will be to provide the highest level of care for our children and young adults; from assisting them in getting ready for bed (including washing/changing), encouraging a healthy sleeping pattern where possible and of course regularly checking all of those in your care at regular intervals through the night and dealing with any incidences that occur.
Providing exceptional high levels of care for our children and young adults
Assisting with getting them ready for bed which will include washing and changing
Encourage a healthy sleeping pattern where possible
Checking on the children and young adults at regular intervals throughout the night and dealing with any difficulties
Ensuring that medical needs are met at all times
Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive, calm and happy
This is a waking night position; so in the quiet periods you will also be expected to get involved in some light housekeeping duties (such as loading the dishwasher and keeping the environment tidy).
In the morning you’ll then assist our day Support Workers with getting children and young adults up, washed and dressed and ready for the day.
With full training and continued support you will take responsibility for ensuring that all their medical needs are met including the administration and recording of prescribed medication.
The key to this role will be your ability to communicate effectively, build trusting relationships and provide the support required to enable our children and young adults to become more autonomous.
Experience required:
Preferably you will have previous experience within the care industry, whether that be in a nursing home, out in the community or within a complex care industry.
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care would be advantageous but not essential, this client will support your training where possible.
Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:
Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
Exceptional communication skills and patience
Resilient with a robust and positive nature
Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children’s needs
Ability to work on a rota pattern which will include working every other weekend
If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please contact Rebecca or Steve on [... Click Apply...]or apply direct for a call within 24 hours.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

Etta Healthcare find rewarding careers for healthcare professionals and support organisations in building the most talented workforce to address increasing health and social care demands.

We care about everything we do and everyone we work with. In placing the right candidate, we are saving and improving lives, and this is what will drive us to be the best.

We offer a competitive referral scheme up to £1000 for successful candidates placed! *Terms apply.