Job Support Worker

Waking Night Support Worker, London NW4

Location: Hendon, North London NW4, working within the family environment.

Reporting To: Parents on behalf of their son’s Deputy.

Background Information

The family are looking for a caring, professional and reliable live out Carer / Support Worker to solidify and enhance our night care team. They are a young professional couple who provide a loving and stable environment for their son. He is 15-years-old with special needs and severe disabilities. He is dependent on all daily living activities and requires a high level of assistance.

A Waking Night Carer is required for two weekday nights. You will be required to settle their son to sleep.

The family have a history of supporting a reliable and stable workforce who have been with them for many years. They are seeking someone who is committed and would like to join this team.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the job is to provide assistance to our client’s parents with the care of their son and to take sole charge at pre-arranged times.

Our client will require help with all activities of daily living and in particular to provide overnight care and settle our client to sleep. He is a poor sleeper and has restless nights with an average of 4-5 hours’ sleep a night.

No equipment or feeding is required during the night.

Main Duties

  • To provide waking night care to our client
  • To assist with settling him to sleep by following a night-time routine to include bathing, changing pads, administering medication
  • To ensure his comfort during the night by winding, keeping him hydrated, and ensuring his temperature is consistent. This may require taking him in/out of the bed several times during the night
  • To be vigilant with monitoring his needs throughout the night – average sleeping time is 4 hours
  • To cover shifts for colleagues who may be away e.g., on holiday – by agreement
  • To undertake other tasks and activities as required by the family from time to time

The family are supportive in training for this special role.

About you

You are a patient and caring individual and have experience of looking after individuals with complex needs. You will need to be physically fit and active as you will be employing moving and handling methods using appropriate techniques. Training will be provided.

You will be tidy, organised and efficient; attention to detail for record keeping is key.

We are looking for someone who is kind, caring, flexible and adaptable. You will be working closely with dedicated and committed parents.

It is desirable (but not essential) that you understand and speak English to a fair level and have a driver’s licence.

Experience in using disability equipment would be a bonus.

Working hours

This position is for overnight care for 2 weeknights per week and the hours are from 21:30 to 07:00.

Schedules are set out as far as possible in advance.

Pay

From £13 per hour for weekday nights

From £14 per hour weekend nights – should you be required to cover for colleagues.

Desirable:

Health and Social Care First Aid Certificate
Flexibility to work occasional additional hours

Other

Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS certificate and proof of eligibility to work in the UK are essential.

Reference ID: JAN22KP/MMC

Part-time hours: 19 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £13.00-£14.00 per hour

Schedule: 10-hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:

Initial interviews are by phone or video conference
Vaccinations are preferable
Government guidelines relating to COVID apply

Education:

GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Experience:

Complex Care: 3 years (preferred)
working Waking Nights: 3 years (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

DBS certificate for Child Workforce (preferred)

To find out more and to apply for this position visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/waking-night-support-worker-992b14a3e3299d9a

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2022