Waking Night Assistant Residential Worker (4931)

Hexham, Northumberland 
Circa £20,850 pro rata
30 Hours – Part-Time, Waking nights + one day shift per month. 

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

The role

Monksfield provides care and support to children aged 6-17 years with moderate to severe learning and or complex health and physical disabilities, consisting of two units. Acorn provides 5 short break beds and Adlin House is a 4-bedded long-stay Childrens Homes in Hexham run by Action for Children. We are a highly motivated and supportive team, providing care, encouragement and support to the children who live within Adlin House. Ofsted rated the service provided to disabled children and families as “Good', and we are focused on working towards achieving ‘Outstanding'

As an Assistant Residential Worker Waking Nights, you will be working 3 x 10 hour shifts per week on a rota basis and 1 day shift per month which will form part of your weekly 30 hours. You will help our team provide a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care. You'll also attend training, team meetings and supervision during the day on the one-day shift per month. 

Waking night shifts start at 22.00 hours and finish at 08.00 hours the following morning. The rota is produced on a 4-weekly basis, you will usually work your hours across 3 days a week, 4 days off per week, there is usually elective opportunities for overtime The once-a-month day shift will start at 12.00 hours and finish at 22.00 hours. For any questions relating to shift patterns, please see contact details below.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time with their friends

- Working towards giving them a positive future

- Helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness

You will need:

- Commitment to working on a 24-hour shift rota pattern which includes evenings, weekends and some bank holidays

- A Level 3 Diploma (formerly known as NVQ) in Children and Young People or equivalent or the willingness to work towards this

- Experience of working with disabled young people

- Excellent communication skills

- Safeguarding knowledge

- A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.

- Access to a car would be desirable due to the location and the opportunity to be trained to drive the home's minibus. 


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. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

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 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For further questions about this role, please contact our recruitment business partner on Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.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, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.



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Corbridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1UY
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    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    14 May 2021
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