How you'll make a difference

Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home offers young people a safe, caring environment, where they will experience quality care, education, vocational and life skills training. 

As a Night Care Assistant you will be making a difference by ensuring the welfare and care of young people at our Secure Children’s Home during the evening and night time.  

What will you be doing?  
 
  • During your shifts, you will monitor all young people at least every five to fifteen minutes to ensure they are safe and secure. You will also be involved with undertaking social duties, including talking with clients and providing reassure to enable them to have a good nights’ sleep.
  • You will be responsible for entering bedrooms in order to issue non prescribed medication and personal hygiene materials as necessary.
  • You will be expected to answer the buzzers from young people immediately and assist in any way.
  • You will be required to wake the young people and supervise breakfast and room cleaning as required.
  • You will need to record and maintain written records when necessary.
Things we need you to know: 
 
  • The salary for this role is £19,264 per annum, plus Secure Home allowance of £2,460 per annum and third time enhancement for unsocial hours.
  • The home works on shift patterns, you will be working an average of 37 hours per week, following a designated shift pattern working a pattern of 4 on 4 off, alternate weekends and some shifts may be on bank holidays.
  •  Full and part time positions for this role is available.
  • Young people can present physically threatening behaviour and the environment can become tense and anxiety provoking, so for everybody’s safety surveillance cameras are in use in most areas of the building.
  • Vinney Green operates a full non-smoking environment, and there is no provision to facilitate smoking anywhere on site. Staff’s personal belongings are required to be left in a provided locker on entry into the building and we may require you to undertake a further physical fitness check. 
This role is demanding and there will be some physical active aspects to the job, but we can assure you that this will be one of the most rewarding jobs that you will ever do! 

What we need from you

  • You must have an NVQ Level 2 in a relevant subject area or a good standard of education. 
  • You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You’ll have the ability to help clients cater for their personal needs in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • You should have knowledge or previous experience of dealing with young people who present challenging behaviour.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work. 

We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities. 

A
s part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
 
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
 
We’re making a difference, be part of it!    
 
For further information contact Victoria Smith-Emerson (victoria.smith-emerson@southglos.gov.uk or 0117 9702286)
 
 
 

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