Salary: Band 5 – £ 20,159 – £21,841 p.a. plus 33% enhancement for shift work as you will be required to work weekends, bank holidays as per the Unit rota.
37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
The waking night staff member is there to ensure that children and young people are safe and monitored through the night. You may be required to administer medication therefore you need to be fully aware of the relevant policies and procedures. Although you will be based at an identified home you may be required to work at any designated location within the City of Portsmouth. We are looking for a person who is highly committed to children and young people, have the ability to contribute towards a caring environment, communicate positively and effectively, and can maintain their own work load. Your duties will include:
- Helping to settle children to bed
- Monitoring the building during the night
- Being involved in admitting children
- Maintaining communication with other agencies and families as necessary during the night
- Maintaining records and logs
- Completing an information hand-over to staff coming on duty
- Some domestic duties as necessary
Who is the Person?
You need to:
Hold a NVQ level 3 in child care or be prepared to undertake training to achieve
Have experience of working in a residential setting.
- Be able to interpret young people’s behaviour and respond appropriately.
- Have good assessment and planning skills.
- Have excellent communication skills as you will be required to liaise with other agencies, parents, colleagues and children.
- Have experience of completing daily record sheets and report writing to a good standard.
- Be able to manage challenging and difficult / stressful situations calmly and assertively.
- Have an understanding of issues and pressures affecting young people today.
- Be willing to undertake day-to-day basic care needs of children e.g. cleaning, laundry etc
- be flexible and responsive to the unique needs of each young person.
- Be willing to engage in supervision and training.
- Have an understanding of equal opportunities and diversity.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.