Night Support Worker - Children's Residential Home
We are recruiting!
New Horizons is expanding and has vacancies available for a Night Support Worker for our homes situated in Dukinfield and Marple.
We are looking for bright, energetic people to join our growing team of children’s residential care workers, if you are looking for a rewarding role with superb benefits, fantastic working environment, training, and career development then apply today!
Through ongoing development and training we ensure our people are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
We offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities, to keep our people up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice.
Our work can be challenging and rewarding in equal measure as the children and young people we work with have complex needs. We work as a family of services supporting each other so our people are equipped to do their jobs well and confidently.
New Horizons was established almost 25 years ago with the intention to “Build Brighter Futures”, over the years we have organically grown and now have five children’s homes over Stockport and Greater Manchester.
We have built a reputation as a leading provider of residential childcare, and aim to provide long term, stable and secure placements to young people who have known chaotic childhoods, multiple placement breakdowns or may have come from failed foster care or adoption placements.
We operate a therapeutic model, providing all our employees regular training in the Cornell University approved, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), which aims to deescalate young people in crisis without the need for physical intervention. At no time is this issue more important than during periods of crisis and upset. The skills, knowledge and professional judgement of staff in reacting to crises are critical in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger rejection, hurt and depression.
We are now a “preferred provider” with most Local Authorities across the UK, and regularly receive upwards of 600 referrals a month from Local Authorities wishing to place young people with us. This hard work has also been recognised and celebrated by Ofsted, placing authorities, their families and other external agencies.
We look after children and young people of 8-17 years of age, with that have been victims of abuse, neglect, display challenging behaviour/complex needs, learning disabilities, Autism and children on the periphery of offending.
Our skilled and experienced staff team have consistently delivered placement stability, high quality health and social care and achieved excellent educational results, which have been pivotal to our success in achieving positive outcomes for children with all kinds of challenging behaviours. The Support Worker will be a part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people. The aim being to ensure the physical, social and emotional care of the young residents and the establishment.
Main Purpose of Job
To be a part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people, the aim being to ensure the physical, social and emotional care, and development of the young residents and the establishment.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people through the night time period.
• Working in line with young people’s care plans.
• Provide a positive role model for the young people, presenting yourself in a highly professional manner
• Undertake relevant training programmes as required by the National Minimum Care Standards and the Company.
• Complete and maintain administrative records as required by the home.
• Attend and participate in supervision and staff meetings as required in the National Minimum Care Standards
• Work in partnership with colleagues and other professional to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of young people.
• Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, children, young people, colleague and yourself.
• You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions.