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Waking Night Support Worker – Children’s Homes

Homes 2 Inspire
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£20,346 - £22,382 per annum
Closing date
14 Nov 2021
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Waking Night Support Worker – Children’s Homes

£20,346 - £22,382 per annum

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Homes2Inspire Ltd are proud to be a part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of children and young people and adults across the UK.

Homes2inspire Limited are excited to be opening 4 new Children’s Homes in Nottingham to support local children and young people. This will increase the current number of Children’s homes within the area, with homes ranging in size from 2 bedded to 6 bedded homes in which staff work closely with the children and young people in homely environments.

Homes2inspire are a rapidly growing organisation with 30 registered Children’s Homes and 2 Semi-Independent Provisions within the UK. The staff teams strive for excellence to ensure the Children and young people receive the quality of care they deserve and are ready for the next stages in their lives.  

You will be required to provide a safe and secure environment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the young person during the night state. You will prioritise and self-manage your workload, due to the independent nature of the role, to ensure completion of tasks and the readiness of the home for the next day. You will also be supporting across the Children’s Homes within in the Nottingham City cluster which also include homes in Burton and Derby.

Your duties and responsibilities will include defining structures and boundaries of behaviour to the young person, acting as a positive role model, ensuring house paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner, ensuring the home is clean and in line with health and safety requirements and assisting Support Workers with tasks as required.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to lone work whilst maintaining motivation for the role.
  • Eagerness to develop professionally and obtain QCF Level 3 in Residential Childcare.
  • The ability to work in an ever changing and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to act as a positive and inspirational role model for the young person and team around you.

Previous experience is ideal however not essential for the role. We would welcome candidates with previous lived-in experience to apply for the role, and you will be guaranteed an interview.

What we can offer you?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Career progression within a rapidly growing organisation.
  • Ongoing support, guidance and mentoring from Management team.
  • Shift pattern of 4 shifts on and 4 shifts off allowing you to be well rested before returning to work.
  • 28 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays which increases with length of service.
  • Ability to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Other benefits to be discussed during interview.

For further information please visit our website or contact Dominique O’Connor on 07827 843794.

Please Note all successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process, inclusive of a DBS check, Right to Work checks and references will be obtained.


At Homes2Inspire, part of the Shaw Trust Group, we are passionate about what we do. As one of Ofsted’s top 10 private and voluntary children’s homes providers, we strive for excellence in the care we provide, ensuring our children and young people are ready for the next stages of life. We provide a home to over 100 children, in 27 locations across the country and are a provider of choice for local authorities.

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In order to provide the best care for our children and young people, we want to have the best team.

In addition to job satisfaction and quality training and personal development throughout your career, staff can enjoy the following employee benefits:

  • 20 days annual leave plus 8 Bank holidays in lieu.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Shopping, cinema, and holiday discounts.

Homes2inspire offer careers in a rewarding industry, with job security and opportunities for progression and development. Previous experience is not essential, except for our senior positions. We encourage applicants who have
transferable skills and an enthusiasm for working with young people to apply.

If you have the passion and drive to improve the lives of children and young people and want to act as a positive role model we would like to hear from you.

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