Department: Personal Support
Salary Details: £10.75 per hour
Vacancy Type: Permanent (waking night)
Hours Per Week: 40
Are you looking to start a career within Supported Living? Have you thought about working for The Beeches UK?
Everyone wants to do something meaningful with their life, and to do a job that has purpose. At The Beeches UK, helping children is at the heart of everything we do.
Our vision is to provide support and care for children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours, promoting independence and choice. We value individual uniqueness and diversity, and achieving outcomes that matter most to the children and young people we care for.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Waking Night Support Worker to join our Supported Living 16+ provisions. Our young people may have complex needs, challenging behaviour, learning disabilities, and may require personal care and other emotional or social needs.
We are seeking positive and enthusiastic Waking Night Support Workers to work directly with our young people, helping them gain independence and have an enjoyable life.
Working hours will vary and will be discussed at interview. This is a fast-paced role, so you will be required to be flexible with hours due to the support required. You will work on a rota basis throughout the week, weekends, and on bank holidays with sleep ins (sleep ins are a requirement to the role) as well. We plan our rotas in advance with the needs of the service.
No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but will always be rewarding.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker, you will be providing support to our young people. This can be through emotional or practical support, such as helping them pay bills or with house duties.
A Support Worker’s role is to help service users maximize their choices, rights, and decisions. It is important that you will be able to work alone and at times under pressure with a calm and empathetic approach. This will include:
- Supporting people to live independently with budget management, paying bills, housework, organising appointments, and cooking delicious healthy meals.
- Excellent communication skills/relationship building and supporting the young person to understand the world around them, and promoting positive relationships.
- Community and Social Inclusion with supporting individuals to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and individuality.
- Providing person-centred care to a range of vulnerable individuals across various settings.
- Assisting in the delivery of care to meet the individual’s health and wellbeing needs. This may include personal care.
- Providing and receiving complex, sensitive, or contentious information.
- Developing your own knowledge and skills, as well as that of others.
- Contributing to continuous quality improvement.
- Promoting people’s equality, diversity, and rights.
- Working autonomously with minimum supervisions.
- Supporting young people to focus on their education, behaviour, and physical and mental well-being to achieve a positive outcome.
- Reacting quickly and efficiently in emergency situations, and to ensure the wellbeing of the young children/people and others.
- Being confident in complying with all regulatory requirements, i.e., Health and Safety, COSHH, RIDDOR and Accident Reporting.
- Being confident with support plans, risk assessments, and being able to complete a thorough handover to the rest of the team and management regarding the individual concerned in a positive, structured, and professional manner.
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to young people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and benefits as one of our employees.
- 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
- Pension contributions into NEST Scheme.
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support.
*T&C’s apply based on contract. All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references. If you are successfully matched to a role, you will be classed as a key worker. Frontline health and social care workers and the most vulnerable are currently being vaccinated. If you join us in a supported role, you will be included in your local COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme. The Beeches UK are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine to help protect each other and the people we support. This is becoming increasingly important as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.
To apply for this role, please complete the application form below and ensure you attach your CV before submitting.