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The starting salary for this position is £24,780 per annum for working 36 hours per week, PLUS an ADDITIONAL 50% of pay for all hours worked between the hours of 8pm - 8am, and for all hours worked on weekends and bank holidays.
Do you want to play a pivotal role in the lives of the young people of Surrey who are looked after in our residential care homes? Can you use your expertise and creativity to enhance and improve children’s lived experiences?
Are you happy to work unsocial hours including evenings, night shifts, weekends and bank holidays? Are you flexible and adaptable to meet our operational needs and looking for a rewarding career?
We are looking for Waking Night Residential Care Workers to support children with disabilities at our home in Woking and to support young people with mental health issues at another of our homes in Redhill.
As a Residential Waking Night Worker you will play a key role in ensuring our children and young people receive safe and supportive care. You will support children and young people to follow their evening routines to settle and sleep well at night and will act as a positive, meaningful and reliable role model. You will build meaningful relationships with the children and young people and will use Positive Behaviour Support approaches to support all aspects of your work, including managing risk and vulnerability.
There will be an expectation to support children with some or all aspects of personal care as and when required whilst other duties will include undertaking household tasks to ensure the environment remains clean, tidy and homely, such as preparing children's school lunches and uniforms.
In return, Surrey County Council will help you study towards the mandatory Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and will reward you with an additional, generous unsocial hours payment for working evenings, weekends, nights and bank holidays.
The requirements for this role, which should be clearly evidenced in your application, are:
- GCSEs in English and Maths (or equivalent)
- A passion and commitment for working with children and young people
- Some understanding of the issues that may affect children and young people with either disabilities or mental health issues
- An ability to remain calm and confident in a range of situations
- A commitment to working evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays
- Be at least 22 years of age
- Hold a full driving licence and be willing to transport children and young people when necessary
If you think this challenging and rewarding career is for you then we’d love to hear from you!
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
This is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on an ongoing basis.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.