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Waking Night - Residential Support Worker

  • New Milton, Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £22050 - £24300 per annum + life assurance, critical illness cover

Job Overview


The work pattern would be 10 hours per night between 22:00 - 8:00 on a 4 on/4 off rota including weekends.

Waking Residential Support Worker

Here at SportFit we are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for children who have been through adverse childhood experiences. We believe in creating a supportive and empowering environment where everyone can grow and thrive.

Position Overview - We are seeking compassionate and dedicated Waking Night - Support Worker to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a resilience and strong commitment to trauma-informed care and be passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children who have experienced adversity. As a Waking Night Support Worker, you will play a vital role in providing emotional support, guidance, and nurturing care.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide direct support and care to children who have experienced trauma, fostering a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Being reflective in your approach as an individual and within a team setting.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individualized care plans for each child, focusing on their unique needs and strengths.
  • Foster positive relationships with children, encouraging trust, empathy, and emotional regulation.
  • Participate in regular training and workshops to enhance your knowledge and skills in trauma-informed care and related areas.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to the care and progress of the children.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues and families to ensure holistic care
  • Contributing to the seamless operation of the home, from household chores to financial management
  • Encouraging our children to explore new horizons and embrace their individuality.
  • Being a listening ear and a source of encouragement
  • Celebrating every milestone achieved by the children
  • Guiding the children towards independence while fostering self-belief and resilience

We're looking for individuals who are:

  • Understand trauma-informed care, principles, and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with children and colleagues.
  • Compassionate, patient, and empathetic demeanour.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when necessary.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of the children and the organisation.
  • Relevant qualifications in Childrens Residential Care or related fields are desirable.
  • Having an understanding around a PACE/DDP Model of Care is desirable.
  • Experienced in working with vulnerable children or within similar environments
  • Flexible and adaptable to varying shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Holder of a valid UK driving licence

Why Us

At SportFit, we're not just a team; we're a community dedicated to nurturing the potential of every individual.

When you join us, you'll receive:

  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities to enhance your skills
  • Generous overtime opportunities
  • A supportive work environment focused on employee well-being and teamwork, including regular catch-ups with the In-House Counsellor.
  • Well-appointed homes with ample staff support
  • Perks including free parking, meals, life assurance, and critical illness coverage
  • Exciting employee benefits like our Health Cashback Scheme and Employee Referral Bonus

If you are passionate about supporting children to achieve and ready to embark on a rewarding journey where every day brings new opportunities to make a difference, then SportFit is the place for you! Join us in creating brighter futures for the next generation.

Sportfit is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.