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Waking Night Worker
Young People | 1 N1 |£12.55 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | Permanent | Job Ref: BD8379 | Posted: 24/01/2023

Central is currently recruiting for a permanent Waking Night Workers, to work in the Islington area. The 24 hour service provides support to young vulnerable people aged 16 -25 years with varying needs to help support them with moving towards independent living.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working fixed days between Tuesday - Sunday on a rolling rota (3 nights on, 3 nights off). Shift times are 10:00PM - 8:30AM. There is a requirement to work one weekend on, one weekend off. The salary is £21,840.00 per annum.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Support the work of the project by ensuring that it and the young people (12 at full capacity) are safe and secure through the provision of overnight waking cover and door control
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young person is paramount to service delivery
- Engagement and working with young people including; any diarised activities which may be scheduled for the following day, preparing breakfast & wake up calls etc.
- Carry out light cleaning activities (for example sorting laundry or emptying bins in preparation for the following days shift)
- Motivate and coach clients to attend appointments
- Offer one to one coaching in relation to life skills, managing conflict, de-escalation etc.
- Record all activities and outcomes on Inform database
- Assist with the administration of referrals & book emergency referrals into the service
- Assist young people when needed with life skills, encourage their participation in activities which will promote increased independence and involvement in the community
- Actively ensure the security of the building through regular Health and Safety Checks and the monitoring of the CCTV system
- Take responsibility for the safe working of self and others and to ensure that local procedures around Lone Working and Fire are followed

Please note, this role involves loneworking.

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience working with vulnerable young people and at-risk young adults in a residential setting.
- The ability to understand and demonstrate how 'Every Child Matters' relates to the young people living in temporary accommodation
- A good understanding of the possible issues and challenges you might face when working with young people in a residential setting and the ability to develop skills to deal with them
- An understanding of the principles underlying a quality and customer focussed service with the commitment and willingness to work in a way that empowers our young people
- The ability to be self-motivating especially when work might be quiet at night. Should be able to manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start from Monday 13th February.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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