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Children's Residential Night Worker

Job Title: Children's Residential Night Worker
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Tamworth
Salary: £14.33 - 15.46 per hour
Contact Name: Emma Fisher
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description


4Recruitment Services are seeking to recruit a Children’s Residential Night Shift Worker to support our client based in Staffordshire, Tamworth (B79).


•To play a lead role in the shift planning process and to ensure that this is clearly documented.

•To take an active and responsible role in the overall development of the home and services available to young people.

•To provide support and care to young people resident in the home. To fulfil key worker responsibilities as laid out in the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes 2015 and Children’s Home Regulations 2015.

•To undertake flexible and imaginative approaches in offering support to young people, as appropriate and consistent with the home’s Statement of Purpose.

•To plan and encourage the young people to engage in residents meetings, consult with them and involve them in the day to day running of the home.  To promote children’s rights at all times.

•To attend and make a positive contribution to staff meetings, training sessions, supervision and My Performance Conversation Reviews and with appropriate training and experience, take an active role in the induction, My Performance Reviews and supervision of colleagues.

•To be aware of the young people’s behaviour support plans as appropriate, and update accordingly.

•To ensure that the Department’s ‘Whistle Blowing’ policy is fully understood, poor practice is challenged, and staff work with the young person’s best interests in mind at all times.

•To ensure that any known operational difficulties or significant events in respect to safeguarding young people within the home are made known to the Unit Manager, Senior Residential Worker, Children’s Residential Manager and Service Manager without delay, and to take shared responsibility for seeking solutions to the presenting difficulties.

•To adopt an approach to managing difficult, challenging behaviour consistent with the Department’s physical intervention training programme. This focuses in the first instance on de-escalation techniques, and only uses restraint as a ‘last resort’ measure, as laid down in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.

•To effectively and proactively deal with young people’s formal and informal complaints/allegations, in line with Departmental policy and procedures and inter-agency safeguarding procedures, and to ensure that all complaints/allegations are shared with Senior Residential Workers.

•You may be expected to work in another residential home in order to provide additional support.

•To hold responsibility for and manage the home’s petty cash, and to directly manage individual personal allowances on behalf of the young people.

•To hold duty officer responsibilities and undertake the duties as outlined in the Care Standards.

•To maintain accurate records and the completion of documentation.  To write reports for and participate in reviews for young people so that plans are implemented within timescales that meet the young person’s individual assessed needs. To write monthly/weekly summaries and the support of Education and Health are promoted ensuring best outcomes.

•To work in partnership with the young person, their Social Worker, family and relevant agencies in order to ensure that their physical, emotional, social, health and educational needs are met.

•To actively be involved in the development of the home’s Statement of Purpose and all ongoing development plans relating to the home.

•To remain awake, alert and responsive throughout the night.

•To undertake regular checks on the security of the building, including fire checks, reporting any issues relating to safety and security to the Registered Manager or senior members of staff and to ensure that this is recorded in line with Directorate Policy and Procedures.

•To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post, although suitable adjustments will be made in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.


  • Ability and willingness to work unsociable hours, to be part of a Rota system when required and to share sleeping in duties.
  • Possession of a current and valid driving licence.
  • Commitment to undertake relevant training opportunities as a part of continuing professional development.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Children & Young Persons or equivalent
  • GCSE or equivalent in 5 subjects, including English and Maths


What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 07442 626 815  or email