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Residential Support Worker Waking Nights

Sandcastle Care



£10.57 - £10.97/hour


Posted: 23/11/2022

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If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to begin your career with Sandcastle Care.

We are looking for positive, enthusiastic, caring and focused individuals who are dedicated to becoming part of our team. With Sandcastle Care, you will feel a sense of fulfilment knowing you have contributed to support our children and young people who may display disruptive behaviours, emotional and social difficulties.

Working within a supportive, therapeutic environment you will be part of a team who are like-minded and dedicated to caring for our children and young people with compassion and a commitment to creating positive relationships.

We offer a range of benefits including a comprehensive training induction program, casual dress, internal career progression, fully funded DBS checks, employee wellbeing service, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and more…

What does the position entail?

You will actively safeguard and promote the welfare of our children and young people who live in the home. As a Night Practitioner you will provide high quality childcare practice, within Sandcastle Care’s Philosophy of Care, underpinned by a Person-Centred Values therapeutic approach.

You will support the Registered Home Manager to ensure that a warm, nurturing, homely and accepting therapeutic environment is evidenced, delivered, and developed in accordance with our core values.

What would my responsibilities be?

* You would have the ability to interact with a range of people/young people

* You are expected to stay awake and alert throughout the night to safeguard our young people

* Be able to work as part of a team and as an individual

* To be able to provide consistency of care and support to the young people

* A desire to work with children who may display challenging behaviour

* Shift work including weekends, evenings & sleep in duties on a rota system

* Good communication skills

* Undertake housekeeping and maintain standards of hygiene within the home

* Full driving licence is preferred but not essential

As a person-first company there are a handful of characteristics you’ll need:

* Dedication – We support some of the most vulnerable children in society who require dedicated individuals to support them. We are all working towards one goal in Sandcastle and that is to ensure our children and young people are happy with their care we provide.

* Communication – Good communication skills are vital to this role as you’ll need to communicate with your team and our children and young people to understand their wants/needs. We pride ourselves on our therapeutic care model and communication is key to successfully deliver this.

* Consistency – You’ll need to be confident in providing our children and young people with consistency to ensure they feel at home with us and actively safeguard them under our care.

* Caring – All of our children and young people require care from the Sandcastle team and if you are a naturally caring, compassionate and empathetic person, we urge you to apply as this is the role for you.

Benefits of employment:

* Full induction program, specialist training and accredited qualifications

* Opportunities for career development and progression within a growing company

* Free meals during your work day - eat at the home

* Fully funded DBS

* Company pension scheme

* Cycle to work scheme

* Employee wellbeing assistance program

If this all sounds like something you would enjoy, we encourage you to apply to join our team. We can’t wait to meet you!

Working a rota of: 3 days on – 3 days off

Equal Opportunities:-

Sandcastle Care is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our young people, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best

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