Night Support Worker – Children With Disabilities

  • Part time
  • Wellington
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • July 27, 2021
  • £6,822 to £7,098 pa

Night Support Worker – Children With Disabilities

We have an exciting 10 hour shift opportunity for a Waking Night Support Worker to work with children with disabilities based at our Beechtrees Children’s home in Wellington. Our residential short break service which is an important part of Children’s Social Care in Somerset focuses on promoting independence, social inclusion, choice and individual support to children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, within a team who are passionate about the work that they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great learning and development opportunities, along with a very supportive leadership team.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

Key purpose of the role….

Beechtrees Children’s home aims to provide a safe nurturing environment for disabled children and young people, based on the premise that their needs and welfare are paramount and should be met on an individual basis.

In this pivotal position, you will provide nightly care delivery and support to individual young people in accordance with their individual support plans, whilst following Service policies, procedures and Health & Safety regulations. This will include providing personal care and emotional support.

You will actively promote individuals’ rights, obtain, and document the views of the Child with the sole aim being a person-centred and holistic approach to their care.  Additionally, you will have the desire and ability to work positively with colleagues in the team and across the organisation to ensure consistent best practice is achieved.

A few things about you

A bit about you…

  • You’ll have experience of working with children and young people in either a residential setting, childcare setting, teaching or youth work capacity.
  • You’ll ensure effective safeguarding and well-being of Children & Young people are of paramount importance during daily practice.
  • You’ll hold an NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in children and young people (or equivalent) or have the desire and commitment to work towards this qualification.
  • You’ll enjoy working with a variety of people and understand the importance of communicating effectively with others to promote rights and choices.

Additional information

The salary range for this role is £7,163 to £7,453 per annum (including a one third night enhancement)

You will also be paid an additional £1.62 for each hour worked on a Saturday and Sunday.

We’d love to hear from you if you think this may be the right role for you or if you’d like an informal chat about the opportunity, please contact:

Hannah Coles, Manager on hcoles@somerset.gov.uk or 01823 665787 or

Amanda Robins, Deputy Manager on arobins@somerset.gov.uk or 01823 665787

Interviews will be face to face at Beechtrees and due to COVID-19, strict hygiene protocols and essential procedures will be put in place to keep you safe. 

Due to the importance of the role we recommend applying as soon as possible. Depending on the level of response, we anticipate conducting interviews ahead of the closing date.

As this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

Why choose Somerset County Council

What we can offer you…

  • Generous annual leave and flexible working options
  • Great career development opportunities, including various supported routes into social work
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
    10
  • Salary
    £6,822 to £7,098 pa
  • Job Category
    Health / Social care
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location