Job role: Mental Health Waking Night Support Worker.
Job sector: Healthcare.
Job Type: Full-time.
Country: United Kingdom.
Salary: £24,951 per year.
Shift & Schedule:
- Weekend availability.
- Night shift.
- 30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays).
- An additional day off each year for your birthday.
- Opportunity to work part-time hours if this suits your circumstances.
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (Level 3 in Adult Health and Social Care and support with the completion of the Care Certificate).
- Paid Training, Induction, and DBS check.
- Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests, and various other benefits.
- Blue Light Card to access further shopping discounts.
- Enhanced company pension.
- Life Assurance (2 x annual salary).
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
- Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service.
About the Job.
Care in Mind provides residential services for young people aged 16-30 years old. The young people we care for often require a high level of support to assist with difficulties they may have from self-harming, behavior, and emotional difficulties. We aim to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to help them achieve their individual goals, in preparation for the transition to adult life.
At Care in Mind, our homes are always a hub of activity and energy where the young people can feel safe, and our staff enjoy coming to work. Our young people can still be quite active at night so you will have lots of interaction and will be required to support them in their wellbeing, education, household tasks, and general life skills. There will also be more challenging aspects to the role such as incident management and de-escalation of challenging behaviours. You will be required to update online care records, complete medication administration, and provide effective handovers to the day staff. In addition, you will be responsible for the general upkeep and tidiness of the home ensuring the young people live in a homely environment. Even though you are working nights, you will have the support of another night worker or a sleep-in and have access to an on-call manager for additional support.
At our home in Fulwood, you will be working with young people who have a variety of mental health diagnoses including personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, those who have difficult relationships with food, and those who use self-harm as a strategy to cope with their emotions. This role requires patience, resilience, and compassion as you support our young people to navigate various challenges and develop new skills. When asked what qualities are the most important to them in a staff team, our young people have said they would like caring, honest, understanding, fun, and kind people to come and work with them. They love to learn new things and have a variety of hobbies and interests that they like to share with the team. They’re also an adventurous bunch who engage in a variety of activities such as going to the zoo, museums, outdoor sports, theme parks, and escape rooms to name a few. Our young people are working towards moving on positively from the home into the community and are developing skills that support their independence and autonomy.
- Flexibility – Your role will involve working night shifts including weekends and bank holidays.
- Must be able to attend training throughout employment which will be held on weekdays.
- Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately.
- Basic IT skills (Your role will involve some computer work, completing forms, using an online care system, and writing emails).
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others.
- An ability to maintain a professional working boundary.
- Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations.
- Desirable Criteria of a Healthcare Support Worker.
- Full UK Driving Licence.
- NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care.
- Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs.