Night Awake Staff - Residential School

Lexden Springs Residential Special School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC7069-325 Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: Scale 5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Night Awake Staff - Residential School

Monday - Thursday 21.45pm-7.20am (including a short break), Term Time only. 37 hours per week (approx 150 days per year). £17,769 actual starting salary per annum (equivalent of £10.81 per hour)

With our newly opened residenital unit continuing to expand, we are looking for enthusiastic, hard working, caring people to join our amazing residential team.

The post is ideal for someone wanting long weekends and school holidays free and to reduce their number of working days. It would be ideal for families with school aged children as would still allow you to do the school runs, put your children to bed and have long weekends and holidays with your family.

The school will also fully fundand allocate training for candidates to study an NVQ level 3 in Residential Care if you do not already hold one. There will be opportunities during quiet periods in the night to allow you to study for this as well as in your own time.

A typical night awake shift would start by liaising with the daytime duty staff and helping to settle any children that are still awake, reading bedtime stories. Once all children are asleep you will need to be on hand to reassure and settle anyone that wakes, whilst they sleep you will be expected to carry out some light household duties as well as having an opportunity to study. In the morning you will be on hand to interact with the children as part of a team and help them with their morning routine.

Lexden Springs is an inspiring school where no two days are ever the same (but a smile is always guaranteed!) which caters for pupils aged 3 - 19 who have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions.Our pupils can start their boarding journey with us from the age of 5 years old up until their 18th birthday.

We pride ourselves in having high quality and enthusiastic staff that encourage our pupils to achieve their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically, enabling each pupil to grow in confidence, and able to participate in the wider community. We support our staff in doing this by offering a high level of training and development throughout their time at Lexden Springs and encouraging them too to also reach their fullest potential.

Lexden Springs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability status.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Winstree Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0PZ
Telephone: 01206 563321

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