Job Details

Service Overview:

Hillcrest Oxfordshire Services are five Ofsted registered independent children’s homes offering residential care for boys & girls aged 6 - 18 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Offering a holistic model of care and education for our young people, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. The homes are supported by a specialist independent DfE registered school that provides our residents a safe, stimulating and nurturing an environment that creates a platform for their personal and academic growth. The homes are set in rural locations close to Chipping Norton, Tackley, North Aston, Enstone and Middle Barton and are therefore commutable from other surrounding towns and villages

Hillcrest Children’s Services is a national provider of specialist therapeutic children’s homes and schools for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary and Duties:

Supporting the night time routine of the children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, the role of Night Residential Care Worker has responsibility to ensure the residents are offered a positive and safe environment, assisting the young people with their needs during the night. Whilst the children sleep you will be expected to complete a range of domestic duties to ensure the cleanliness of the home, whilst also preparing packed lunches and assisting with breakfast duties in the morning. 

Working as a Bank Night Residential Care Worker you will join an established, experienced care organisation. As part of the Bank team you will be called at short notice to cover annual leave, training and sickness along with other various needs of the company. This is the perfect role for someone who cannot commit fully to a set amount of shifts each week but is passionate and holds experience in supporting Children & Young People with challenging behaviours. 

This role is offered on a bank contract and will give you the flexibility to choose which night shift you can work against our shift availability. The hours of work are 9:30pm-7:30am and you would need to commit to the full 10 hour shift. (Please note this is a waking night position and therefore you are expected to stay awake during your shift). This role would suit an experienced support worker, or someone looking to start their career in the Health and Social Care sector.  

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:   

  • Supporting the young people’s emotional needs throughout the night, managing their night time routine and any challenging behaviour 
  • Undertaking a range of domestic duties to include washing, ironing, cleaning, making lunches and preparing breakfast 
  • Building positive and appropriate working relationships with the young people and using effective strategies to manage behaviour 
  • Communicating with the wider care team to promote consistency throughout the home 

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous experience working with children or young people preferred, although not essential 
  • Have a genuine desire to undertake tasks associated with parenting a child with challenging behaviour  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Committed to working waking night shifts 
  • Hold a UK driving licence

Please apply online now or call 0330 998 0441 for Recruitment for further information. 

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications. 

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.