Night Support Worker
Salary Details: AFC SCP 8-11, £18,051- £18,357 per annum
Job Term: Fixed Term, 12 months
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Kingston upon
Directorate: Protection and Early Help
About the role
We are looking to recruit a Night Support Worker to join our Young People's Supported Accommodation Service (YPSA). You will be responsible for providing sleep-in support to the care leavers accommodated at two provisions near New Malden and Kingston town centre.
As a Night Support Worker for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- Under the guidance of permanent staff, support care leavers as required and help them to maintain their licence/ tenancy agreement and support young people to develop independent living skills and access education, training and employment.
- Work independently and assess and manage any risk appropriately and will be expected to undertake weekend work and unsociable hours. This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team.
- Work 40 hours a week made up of four shifts of 10 hours. This will consist of two hours awake from 10 pm to 12 am and then sleep in from 12 am until 8 am. If a shift falls on a weekend then an additional 2 hours are worked awake from 8 am to 10 am on Saturday/Sunday mornings.
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children's services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, joined in 2017 by Windsor and Maidenhead, and responsible for delivering the boroughs' children's services.
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children's services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education's eight 'Partners in Practice', tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
To be a Night Support Worker for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- The successful candidate will be expected to work independently and will need to be an excellent team player.
- This is an extremely rewarding role that will see the post holder supporting vulnerable young people to reach their potential and preventing homelessness. The role requires experience working with young people and experience in a supported accommodation setting.
- You will also need to have the ability to inspire, the passion to deliver quality services and a healthy dose of humour.
Benefits of working for Achieving for Children:
As a social enterprise owned by two local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. You will be offered a flexible working environment, a manageable caseload, strong management support system and a culture that is passionate about personal development. The successful candidate will have access to:
- A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
- Generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached Tools and models to
- including Signs of Safety
- Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/
How to apply :
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Caroline Sakala on 07748884822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.