Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Waking Nights Officer

Here at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust our Residential Service is responsible for caring and supporting our children in care in our homes, which are largely judged by Ofsted as “Outstanding” and “Good”.

We are currently seeking to recruit to a Waking Nights Officer post to be employed in one of our children’s homes.

The candidate will work under the supervision and advice of the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and senior residential care officer, to work sensitively as a team member in providing a warm caring enabling environment designed to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of looked after children and young people.

Details
Posted
Application deadline 31st January 2022
Job reference WNO
Job location Doncaster
Hours per-week 21
Salary £21,739 - £25,471 (Full Time equivalent) depending on experience

Waking Nights Officer

Permanent

Part Time 21 Hours

Grade 7 £21,739 – £25,471 (Full Time equivalent) depending on experience

Doncaster Children Trust is seeking to recruit to a Waking Night Officer post to be employed in one of our children’s homes.

The candidate will work under the supervision and advice of the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and senior residential care officer, to work sensitively as a team member in providing a warm caring enabling environment designed to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of looked after children and young people.

Some duties consist of general housekeeping including washing and ironing of the young people clothes, cleaning the home, completing paperwork for children’s files and other clerical tasks. The candidate will be expected to have good communication skills and basic IT skills, be able to work independently with support of a sleeping in member of staff, and complete tasks set out on their shift plan.

The candidate will ensure the discreet oversight of the young people at regular intervals during the night or as directed by the Manager or senior officers. Ensure that the home is safe and secure and be able to report and liaise with other agencies such as the Police and social care if a Young person is missing from care.

The candidate must be prepared to provide cover for other night care officers when on annual leave, training or sick leave. The Registered manager may also offer additional shifts within the day to promote individual training and integrated working across the home.

The candidate will be willing to undertake any training required for the roll and must complete QCF level 3 within two years of enrolment as this is mandatory requirement of children’s homes regulations. The candidate will also be competent to attend training and implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Signs of Safety model.

If you need any more information with regard to this position please contact Sarah Goad, Deputy Homes Manager on 01302 868319

Should you wish to apply please follow the Link below, read the Job Description & Person Specification, complete the application form and return to Resourcing&HRAdmin@dcstrust.co.uk by:

Closing Date: Monday 31st January 2022 (Midnight)

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

How to apply


Apply via email: Resourcing&HRAdmin@dcstrust.co.uk

Apply online: Apply now