Job Details

Adult Night Support worker

Salary:  £19,006 to £20,553 dependent on experience

Location: The Shires, Colsterworth

Hours: 40+

Contract: Permanent


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for an Adult Waking Nights Support worker to join our team at The Shires based in Colsterworth. Someone who is motivated by helping others, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.


About the School

The Shires consists of three sites all within a 15 minute drive of one another. We have two Special Educational Needs (SEN) Schools and 3 Residential homes.  We help care for and support 8 Adults aged 19-25 who have been diagnosed with Autism and may have accompanying learning disabilities, behavioural problems or medical conditions.

The ethos of The Shires is very much characterised by a ‘can do’ attitude. We want people who focus on the positive outcome of our Adults and take responsibility for helping improve their lives. We share the value of creating a safe and nurturing home and we want people who can be fair and respectful, in order to do the right thing to support everyone in our care.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.


About the role

Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to adults and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? - We want you!

Shifts are from 20:45- 08:45 on a rolling 4 night on, 4 night off rota.

During these hours you will be assisting the Adults with whatever they may need; Helping with Night or morning Routines and assist with any problems or personal care needs they may have A key responsibility is to Safeguard all who are in our care and ensure they are safe and healthy.

Other duties include liaising with other staff, working to agreed care plans and keeping the home clean and tidy.


Who are we looking for?

Are you responsible, friendly and caring? Can you work well within a team? Do you have great communication skills? Can you manage a varying workload?

Do you have a passion for helping change the lives of adult with additional needs?

Are you ready for a challenging but rewarding career?

If you have answered yes, we think you’d be great for this role.


Key responsibilities

  • Safeguard all adults within the home and support them with their individual needs
  • Attend to all the personal, physical and mental needs of the adults
  • Help improve the standard of living and confidence of each adult
  • Be prepared in the case of a fire and act appropriately
  • Keep the homes clean and tidy

Essential criteria

  • Be computer literate and to show good levels of competence in using Windows, Word and Excel
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an understanding of autism
  • Display a commitment to promoting the safeguarding and well-being of residents


Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of adults and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities
  • Opportunity for Internal Promotion
  • Potential overtime
  • Free meals, Parking and Uniform
  • 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement
  • Life insurance
  • Pension
  • Social activities
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


Other information

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.