Night Support/Care Workers – Children’s homes BLUN61807

Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle
£17,473 - £18,788 + benefits + overtime
23 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Night Support/Care Workers – Children’s homes BLUN61807
Cheadle Hulme
Salary range: £17,473 - £18,788 + benefits + overtime

Holidays:  Year 1 is 33 days, rising to 38 including bank holidays after 5 years

What are they looking for?

They are enjoying a positive growth with an increase in residential placements, so they are recruiting for talented Night Residential Support / Care Workers for their children’s homes.  These are waking night positions and will work in their fantastic 4-bedroom homes on site at Cheadle Hulme near Handforth, supporting individuals aged 3-18 years old.  Experience working in a care setting with children or young adults with complex learning disabilities and communication, behavioural and sensory impairments is preferred but not essential.   Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care or QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare is advantageous.

What are the roles?

These are full time permanent roles and will involve providing care and support for their children and young people including personal care needs, mobility, nightly routine support, communication, independent living skills and learning.  Some challenging behaviours may present, so similar experience is preferred but not essential.

What are the hours?

Full flexibility over 7 nights is required (37.5 hours per week)
The shift time is 9.45pm – 7.45am
The roles operate on a rotating shift pattern and include working every other weekend

What are the benefits?

Pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, online retail and leisure discounts, doggy day care/grooming service, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, free parking and generous holidays!

They offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

Who are they?

Our client is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK.  They provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in their homes, at their school and college and through their short breaks services.

They provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of their safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

They value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.  Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates for these roles must be over 22 years of age to apply for this role due to the age range of the children and young people the roles will be supporting. (These roles are exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006.)

You may have experience of the following: Residential Support Worker, Care Staff, Young People, Voluntary Sector, Residential Care Worker, Community Development, Social Care Worker, Community Services, NHS Support Worker, Care Assistant, Senior Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Nursery Nurse, etc.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.