Discover a key role at an exceptional Children’s Home: Waking Night Staff. If one of our home’s young person or child wakes up during the night, you’ll be there to check that everything’s alright. To do your best, you’ll need to build good relationships with our young people and be fully supported onsite by sleeping in staff, who will be on hand to assist if needed during the night. Through the night our Waking Night Staff keep administration up to date and the home clean and tidy.
Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar role. However, we welcome applications from people with other backgrounds. With our specialist training and supportive team, you’ll soon be a skilled professional, as long as you’re calm in a crisis, resilient and committed to first-class care. If you’re a natural night owl, have a full UK driving licence, happy working flexible shifts and ready to work towards and achieve an Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) (if you don’t have this or an equivalent already). We’d like to hear from you.
This is a detached house situated within its own gardens in Low Bentham, Lancaster. The home is a specialised 52 week children’s home that offers high quality options and outcomes for young people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours. Our staff team are dedicated and experienced and our young people live in a warm, friendly, familiar environment with a high ratio of staff. The home can accommodate up to eight young people ranging in age, both male and female. We provide a stable, holistic and nurturing home environment for our young people.
For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, our Children’s homes have a reputation for excellence. Through our inspirational homes, schools and ethos, we’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days holiday (including bank holidays) and £1000 per annum Attendance Incentive Scheme. We also offer extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 6th March 2018