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Night Support Worker - Children's Residential Home - Learning Disabilities - job post

New Horizons (Stockport) Ltd
New Horizons (Stockport) Ltd in Dukinfield
£11.50 an hour - Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 4 days.

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  • £11.50 an hour

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Night shift


New Horizons (Stockport) Ltd in Dukinfield

Pulled from the full job description

  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Financial planning services

Full job description

New Horizons has a vacancy available for a Night Residential Support Worker for our learning disability specialist home situated in Dukinfield.

About the role - Night Residential Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

To be a part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people, the aim being to ensure the physical, social, and emotional care, and development of the young residents and the establishment.

Contract: Full time 40 hours

Benefits - Night Residential Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

  • Casual dress
  • Store discounts
  • Wellness programmes
  • A rewarding career in Children Services
  • Making a real difference in young people's lives and improving outcomes for young people
  • Peoples Pension scheme
  • Ongoing support in advancing your career.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship or Equivalent (preferable but not required).
  • Some experience in a Registered Children’s Residential Home (preferable but not required).

Main responsibilities and Key Result Areas

  • To carry out duties in line with New Horizons policies and procedures.
  • To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people through the night time period.
  • To promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines within the home.
  • Working in line with young people’s care plans.
  • To work in accordance with the National Minimum Care Standards for Children’s homes and co-operate with any inspection process. Provide a positive role model for the young people, presenting yourself in a highly professional manner
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to the benefit of the young people.
  • Participate in, and complete reports for, statutory reviews and meetings concerning the young people were required.
  • Undertake relevant training programmes as required by the National Minimum Care Standards and the Company.
  • Complete and maintain administrative records as required by the home. Provide and participate in leisure activities in line with the care and placement plans of the young people.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and families.
  • Attend and participate in supervision and staff meetings as required in the National Minimum Care Standards
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and other professional to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of young people.
  • Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, children, young people, colleague and yourself.
  • As required work with young people on intervention strategies to address behaviours.
  • You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions.
  • The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.

Hollydene Children’s Home provides a safe, stable and nurturing home, catering for the needs of children and young people of either gender with a Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Impairment. In consultation with local authorities, we provide long-term residential care.

Specifically, we work with a broad range of complex needs, which include:

  • Autistic Spectrum conditions
  • Moderate or severe learning difficulty
  • Global developmental delays
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specific language/communication difficulty
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

We can provide placements for children and young people ages 5-17 in accordance with the experience and qualifications of our staff team and providing the young people are suitably matched to be in placement together. Our placements are planned, reviewed and monitored according to the individual needs, ages and functioning ages of the young people residing at Hollydene.

Our aim is to empower people to live a fulfilling life using person centred approaches built on respect, innovation and sustainability. To respond to the changing needs of disabled people through dedication and continuous improvement, supporting more people to feel safe and to express themselves. We ensure children and young people with learning disability have the necessary skills, confidence and support to access opportunities to lead happy adult lives living as independently as possible.

To achieve good health and emotional wellbeing and to create an atmosphere within which the individual can feel safe to express themselves, find adults they feel able to approach and those that will accept them unreservedly as individuals. As part of a wider strategy, active attempts are made to rescue the better aspect of the individual’s behaviour, to restart the natural process of growth and development, and equip them with the necessary skills to go on to be productive as possible as they enter adult hood.

Hollydene Children’s home is a four bedded home in Dukinfield, Tameside. We have good commuting links which enable us to travel by bus / trains into Manchester and the surrounding areas. The home has its own driveway and a private lane at the side of the house for parking. We offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities, to keep our people up to date with the latest guidelines and best practice.

About Us

New Horizons was established over 25 years ago with the intention to “Build Brighter Futures”, over the years we have organically grown and now have five children’s homes over Stockport and Greater Manchester. We have built a reputation as a leading provider of residential childcare, and aim to provide long term, stable and secure placements to young people who have known chaotic childhoods, multiple placement breakdowns or may have come from failed foster care or adoption placements.

In order to be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process, subject to references and enhanced DBS check. As a member of staff, you must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £11.50 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 40 per week


  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Discounted or free food
  • Financial planning services
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount


  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Residential Childcare: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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