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Residential Waking Night Officer

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03751
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 12:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/08/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,879 - £34,986
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

The role:

Do you have a passion for and experience supporting children and adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism? Are you looking for a role and a career with development opportunities? Do you want to make a lasting difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism in Southwark?

If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a Residential Waking Night Officer for our Orient Street Short Breaks unit which supports children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism (and associated physical disabilities).

As a Residential Waking Night Officer your focus will be on providing a safe and caring environment while also offering opportunities for resident's to maximise their independence and engage in ordinary living and community life. This includes the provision of personal care, medication management, domestic care, managing health and safety, completing a range of domestic duties which are performed at night. There is a necessity to be able to maintain records of activities and be able to update plans and risk assessments as needed.

You will need to have an understanding of the needs of carers and the importance of respite care, knowledge of other social care roles and other professions and statutory organisations such as Ofsted and CQC.

This is an opportunity to provide a vital role in supporting carers to provide care to children and adults with learning disabilities while developing a career in care with access to training and development opportunities.

Why work for Southwark as a Residential Waking Night Officer?

  • Generous remuneration package, annual leave and local government pension
  • Newly refurbished residential unit and well-staffed service
  • We provide professional development and training opportunities to develop your skills and give you the opportunity to enhance your qualifications. This can provide a clear pathway into a leadership and management role
  • We provide great work/life balance and flexible working patterns
  • We are a Gold Level accredited Investor In People Employer

Please note that there are always two Residential Waking Night Officers on duty and that the post holder will be expected to work the night shift which is 9:30pm - 7:30am.

If you think you can make a real difference to our residents, apply to be a Residential Waking Night officer today.

For an informal discussion about the role or for more information please contact the Unit Manager Mary Tennyson on 020 7525 5907 to Mary.Tennyson@southwark.gov.uk and/or Rob Skipwith on 020 7525 5756 / 07736499842 or Rob.Skipwith@southwark.gov.uk.

Recruitment timetable:

This is a rolling advert which will stay active until the post is filled. The first round of interviews are expected to be the week commencing 10th August. Please apply at your earliest convenience to avoid any disappointment.

Closing date: 2 August 2020.

(COVID-19) information for job applicants:

Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if shortlisted, we will be conducting interviews remotely using video link e.g. Microsoft Teams.

Southwark Council is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are long standing members of the Disability Confident Employer scheme and the Business Disability Forum. Diversity and inclusion are the driving force behind our #greatsouthwarkteams. We have many internal employee resource groups, including LGBTQ+ and Women’s groups that are supported by the Council. We recognise that the diversity of our workforce and our communities is a strength; we value the differences between people and the ways that those differences can contribute to a richer, creative and more productive work environment.

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03751
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 12:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/08/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,879 - £34,986
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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