Residential Worker - Waking Nights (6375)

Edinburgh, Lothian 
Circa £23,600 
37 Hours,  Full-Time, Waking Nights 

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

A little about the role and service:

Couthie House is located within a residential area of Gilmerton. It has been registered since 2015 to provide long term care to a maximum of two young people with learning disabilities and behaviours that can be challenging who are unable to live with their own families.

We are looking for 3 waking night Residential Workers who will provide a safe environment for young people overnight ensuring they are given the best possible care.  This role will be working 37 hours a week on a waking night basis which will be 3 x 12 hour shifts 9.15pm – 9.15am and will involve a balance of administrative duties and practical care with the young people.  We are happy to discuss at interview stage whether you would prefer consecutive shifts or not and this role will require regular weekend work but not every weekend.  If you prefer weekend work only, that isn't an issue either. We've got lots of options.

You will be passionate, committed, and resilient and yes, this role can at sometimes be emotionally and physically challenging but it's also fun, diverse and you will feel huge sense of reward by being able to help, in the best way possible, our children and young people feel safe and loved in their environment. If this all sounds ideal, then, you are exactly who we are looking for. 


You can help our Children and Young People by:

- Providing a safe environment for young people overnight (9.15pm – 9.15am).

- Ensuring the best possible care if the young person wakes up through the night.

- Keeping records in line with national guidelines.

- Providing an excellent standard of care and support to the residents.

What we'd love you to have:

- Must possess level 3 SVQ social care, HNC social care or equivalent to be achieved within 2 years of taking up the post.

- Working in a care setting and developing positive relationships through trust.

- Writing clear and concise notes and providing updates to colleagues and senior colleagues.

- Willingness to continue to develop through on the job training or attendance at external or online courses.

- Demonstrating a solution focused approach to address problems and doing this individually and in a team setting.


How do you apply: 

Please click on the ‘Apply Now' button.   

If you require support in applying or have any questions, then don't hesitate to contact Lynsey Munro in our Recruitment team on lynsey.munro@actionforchildren.org.uk  

The way we work   

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.    

For safe and happy childhoods   

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.   

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.   

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. 



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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    15 December 2021
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