Hours: Permanent & Bank staff

Salary: £22,750 per annum. Overtime paid at £12.50 per hour

Location: Chasetown, Staffordshire

The Role:

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic individuals to join our team to provide a high quality of care and support for young people within our residential service. Night Wake Support Workers are responsible for the young people at night and must meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, cultural and educational needs of the children and young people.

Night Wake Support Workers are responsible for providing a positive, safe and homely environment for all our young people and assisting in promoting good childcare practices in accordance with DMR Services policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will act as an appropriate adult and guide the young people in our care. Ability to work as part of a team is essential along with completing daily logs which are reflective and factual for each young person. Other duties for this role include forming relationships with the young people which will facilitate the care and assessment process, to provide a verbal handover at the start and end of the shift and to promote and support daily routines, such as getting up and ready in the morning and making their choice of breakfast. It is the responsibility of the NWSW, to ensure the security of the building and that the young people are abiding by the night time rules of the service.

Night Wake Support Workers work on a rota basis, working 4 on, 4 off 10.00pm- 8:00am.

This service is well established and is within the Burntwood area. Our aim is to provide residential and community services that help restore stability in the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable young people.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience, however full training will be provided:

  • Have experience working with children and young people
  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in childcare / CYPW Diploma or equivalent (or willingness to complete)
  • Have the ability to work with and support staff working with young people
  • Have knowledge of Child Protection issues and relevant legislation
  • Have knowledge of child adolescent development, the impact of separation and loss, physical, sexual and emotional abuse and difficult behaviours that arise from this abuse
  • Be computer literate and able to write up detailed reports
  • Have a calm, welcoming and non-judgmental attitude
  • Be over 21+ as working with young people aged 11-18


DMR Services offer flexible working hours, a comprehensive induction, ongoing training, career progression and a pension scheme.

As we are committed to safeguarding children and young people, all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check with adult and child workforce.

If you wish to apply for this role, please e-mail administration@dmrservices.co.uk or call 0121 3521844 to request an application pack.

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