Waking Night Support Worker
Full Time/Part Time Available
Fairways - Middleton, Manchester, M24 2RA
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.
Could this be you?
Our services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and many of the people we support require support during the night.
You will be expected to ensure people are supported to gain a good nightâ€™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.
We believe that a successful support worker doesnâ€™t always have experience, but shares our vision to ensure that â€˜every moment has potentialâ€™ 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.
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:
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.
We at Achieve Together treat everyone equally with dignity and respect. We believe in the strength and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce and recognise the positive contribution all employees bring regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation.
We value the unique talents of every individual and work together to help everyone achieve their full potential by providing equality of opportunity to our team members, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds and communities.
Achieve together vacancies are excluded from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 which means that for certain types of employment it is lawful to reject a person for employment on the grounds of a spent conviction. When making an application, job applicants are obliged to disclose all convictions, whether or not they are spent.
Please note that for this service we can only consider female/male applicants over the age of 21 (exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
Please note that for this service we can only consider male/female applicants (exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).