Waking Night Support Worker

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
Region:
South East
Location:
Surrey
Salary:
£8.30 to £8.30 per hour
Salary Description:
8.30
Posted:
12/11/2019
Recruiter:
Achieve Together
Job Ref:
MP-6072-64803

Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?
We are seeking dedicated and caring Waking Night Support workers for our residential and supported living services, supporting adults with learning disabilities and associated health needs.
The people we support are at the heart of everything we do - they are wonderful individuals and deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and choice.  Our main priority, therefore, is to find support workers with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
Combe House caters for adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health and epilepsy. Currently this is an all-male service. We provide a tailored service to each individual based on their assessed needs and care plan. The ultimate goal is to maintain and increase levels of independence and essential lifestyle skills. Here in Combe house we have a very busy ad vibrant home. There is a large garden where the people we support play skittles, archery, and football. We also have an activity cabin, which is used for playing Nintendo and X-Box games. It is also a place where people can use sensory equipment. The train station in Woking provides services to London Waterloo, Guildford and the south coast.
 
Could this be you?
Our services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and many of our service users require support during the night.
You will be expected to ensure people are supported to gain a good night’s sleep, monitoring any concerns in relation to disturbed sleep patterns and follow relevant support plans designed to promote sleep and wellbeing.
You will focus on ensuring the environment at night is safe and contributes to ensuring people are comfortable at night.
Your shifts will be allocated on a rota basis, and will include weekends and bank holidays as required.
Please note our Waking Night Support Workers are required to remain awake and vigilant throughout their night shift, even breaks.  You will be required to check on residents as required by their care plans, and provide any support needed.  Sleeping on duty is not permitted at any time.

The Ideal Candidate
We believe that a successful support worker doesn’t always have experience, but shares our vision to ensure that ‘every moment has potential’ for the people we support to learn new skills and to achieve their goals.
Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must.
An NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care and some experience in care work would be an added bonus, but we have a fantastic in-house training team who can help you along if you are taking your first steps in your career as a support worker.
Above all you need to be kind, caring and ready to work as a team to ensure that our services are comfortable, happy, fulfilling and safe places to live.


About The Company
We are a leading provider of care and support for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and epilepsy.
The people we support live in homely, family-like residences, and are encouraged to participate fully in the local community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support, adults and children, and expect all staff to share this commitment.
Why work for Achieve together?
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:

a pension scheme
paid annual leave
reward/recognition schemes
a generous staff discount and benefits scheme
excellent opportunities for career progression
many services have a 10p per hour salary increment after your first and second years of service

Once you click "Apply", you will be asked to register with our Careers Portal (where you will be directed if you are viewing this through a job board).  This will only take a moment and  will allow us to contact you regarding the vacancy and enable you to track the progress of your application.  We are not an agency and won't share your details with any other companies.


**Keywords**

Support worker

Contact Details:
Achieve Together
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Karen Griffith
Email:

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