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Date Added: Thu 04/04/2024

Short Breaks Worker Nights

Luton, LU1, UK
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Job Type: Temporary, Full Time

Salary: £15 - £16/hour

Role: Short Breaks Worker Nights


Connect2Luton are excited to recruit a Short Breaks Worker Nights on behalf of Luton Borough Council within their CHILDREN & LEARNING department.

Main purpose of position:

Under the direction of the Team Leaders and on call management support, organise, plan and take responsibility for the care and safeguarding of the young people and security and cleanliness of the Short Breaks Hub during the night, ensuring the provision of high quality, cost effective short break care for children & young people with learning, physical disabilities and challenging behaviour.

As a Short Breaks Worker Nights, you will be responsible to:

Work with individual children and young people to address their physical, emotional, social and development needs including administration of medication. Give prescribed medication and other health procedures (eg, gastrostomy feeding and oxygen) or first aid treatment to residents and be alert to resident's medical needs.
To plan and organise workload ensuring young people are safe guarded, competently undertake all aspects of the care task for young people and ensure their needs are met. This will include facilitating admissions.
Work during day time hours to complete training and attend meetings.
Write reports and complete records and logs to an acceptable standard.

Skills and Experience

Able to communicate sensitively, clearly and persuasively, gaining co-operation and trust, dealing with challenging behaviours, maintaining own emotions and composure, building caring positive relationships.
Able to implement agreed care plans and assist in the assessment of needs of the young people.
Able to undertake record keeping and report writing.
Able to undertake practical care tasks and domestic tasks (including manual handling and administration of medication, after training).
NVQ3 Caring for Children.


Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for Disclosure and Barring Service checks to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any convictions, bind overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applications are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being take-up, any failure to disclose such convictions will results in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

About Us

Luton Borough Council have partnered with Kent County Council to create Connect2Luton, a recruitment managed service for all contingent temporary agency, contract, and interim roles at the Council.

Our heritage and being local government owned which means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council, for several years.

We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Connect2Luton, part of Luton Borough Council & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates
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