Waking Nights Support Worker

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Residential Support Worker
Barra House - Wem - Shropshire, Fernlea - Wem - Shropshire, Highbury House - Wem - Shropshire
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Position: Waking Night Support Worker (Residential)

Location: Wem - Shropshire

Salary: £8.50 + Benefits

Hours: Full time, permanent

Benefits: DBS and training paid for, flexible working hours, Wider Wallet (Highstreet shopping online) discount scheme, comprehensive induction and training, realistic progression (we are an award-winning organisation who are committed to developing people from within)

About Us

We are currently recruiting for support workers to work across 3 residential services based in Wem.

Barra House is an Autism Specific Service. The building has been designed and constructed in line with principles which underpin such provision for younger adults on the Autistic Spectrum. We have had guidance and assistance from the designers Munro Associates (Shrewsbury) and from the National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation Service. All staff at Barra House have received Autism Awareness training. The service is a small two bed model with ensuite rooms and plenty of communal space.

Fernlea supports adults with learning disabilities and Autism. We can also support adults with some mobility and emotional needs. The bungalow is designed to meet the needs of young adults with learning disabilities and who may have some degree of physical disability. The bungalow has been reconstructed and extended in order to provide access to all facilities such as the lounge, dining room, 4 bedrooms and wet rooms for those who require the use of a wheel chair.

Highbury House supports individuals with Autism, moderate to severe learning disabilities and complex needs. The service aims to provide each person with the opportunity to maximise their potential and to be valued and contributing members of the local community.

Role Overview – Waking Night Support Worker 

You will provide care and support personalised to the people we support in line with their Care Plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-centred care to individuals we support, supporting each to reach their optimum potential (hopes and dreams). You will work night shifts and handover to the team coming in on shift in the morning. Experience with peg feeding and buccal administration is preferred but not essential as all training is provided.


 Essential – Support Worker 

  • Willingness to achieve (training) in line with regulations
  • Participation in a wide range of activities with the people we support in the Service and community
  • Willingness to provide a range of care, relating to individual care plans including personal care

Desirable – Support Worker

  • NVQ/QCF2 or 3 in Social Care Awareness or equivalent
  • 6 months experience in similar role or desire to work in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Experience working night shifts
  • Peg feeding and buccal administration experience


Principal Tasks - Support Worker

  • Engages with and follows their Care Plans
  • Updates their Care Plans and risk assessments
  • Offers and presents options to support and empower choice and independence
  • Responsible for the capture of outcome information and data, on company documentation and processes
  • Responsible for your own, People we support and site visitor health and safety (H&S)
  • Works within company policies and procedures and relevant regulation at all times
  • Ensure the safety of the people we support at night.
  • Support with medical emergencies at night
  • Carry out nightly Health & Safety checks
  • Work throughout the night and provide the morning staff with a handover


Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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