Children’s Residential Care Waking Nights Workers
About the Service:
No Wrong Door is a nationally recognised innovative programme. Devised by North Yorkshire County Council and launched in Warrington in April 2021.
The Lighthouse provides support and care to Warrington’s most vulnerable young people on the edge of care and their families who have a range of complex and challenging needs.
We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team of professionals as a Waking Night worker.
Warrington Borough Council have adopted a Systemic Practice model where relationships with our young people and their families is key. Our workers will stick with the young person throughout their journey with The Lighthouse and beyond, offering support at their most difficult time. Training around Systemic Practice will be offered as part of our role.
About the role:
This is a challenging role that will be suited to someone who is motivated, committed, resilient and flexible.
The post is a waking night role where you will work in the children’s residential home, supporting our young people throughout the night and early hours of the morning. This role is a vital part of the team, helping young people aged 12-17 who are in crisis to feel safe and settled in a new environment.
Warrington is an innovative, forward thinking organisation with lots of opportunities for career progression.
Qualities children would like to see in any professionals working with CIC or CL:
• People who truly listen to understand
• Collaborate with me, involve me in decisions, don’t do things to me
• Collaborate with me when you need me to do something – I like taking some responsibility but not when it feels like its bribery
• Give me as much choice and control as you can over decisions that are about me or affect my life
• Don’t be defensive when we raise issues with you
• Help me to understand your decision making – especially if I don’t agree with it or am struggling to see it from all angles
• Non-judgemental - Accept us for who we are, how we look etc.
• Have respect for who we are and where we are at in our lives – meet us there, not where you expect us to be.
• Honest but kind feedback
• Be firm but fair
• Honesty is so important – as it affects how much we trust you
• Don’t promise things you can’t deliver
• Give us space when we need it
• Don’t over react when we tell you things that might be• Please don’t say “I’ve got a massive caseload” even if this is true
2 x part time roles, 29.5 hours per week and 19 hours per week
If you feel you have the right skill set, please contact Chantelle Williams (Manager - The Lighthouse) for an informal conversation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DBS clearance is required.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer