Night Support worker – Meldreth – Immediate start

Night Support Workers – Meldreth – Immediate start

We are currently looking for a number of Night Support Workers in Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire / North Hertfordshire border – Nr. Royston), where our Meldreth Manor children’s home and school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs

This site is on a 16 acre plot of land that they have just spent 6 million pound redeveloping the whole site.

Key responsibilities:

At night; your role will be to provide the highest level of care for our children and young adults; from assisting them in getting ready for bed (including washing/changing), encouraging a healthy sleeping pattern where possible and of course regularly checking all of those in your care at regular intervals through the night and dealing with any incidences that occur.

  • Providing exceptional high levels of care for our children and young adults
  • Assisting with getting them ready for bed which will include washing and changing
  • Encourage a healthy sleeping pattern where possible
  • Checking on the children and young adults at regular intervals throughout the night and dealing with any difficulties
  • Ensuring that medical needs are met at all times
  • Ensuring that the environment is safe, supportive, calm and happy

Please note that the role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care routines.

This is a waking night position; so in the quiet periods you will also be expected to get involved in some light housekeeping duties (such as loading the dishwasher and keeping the environment tidy).

In the morning you’ll then assist our day Support Workers with getting our children and young adults up, washed and dressed and ready for the day.

With full training and continued support you will take responsibility for ensuring that all their medical needs are met including the administration and recording of prescribed medication.

The key to this role will be your ability to communicate effectively, build trusting relationships and provide the support required to enable our children and young adults to become more autonomous.


It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with. So whilst previous experience would be highly beneficial; it’s not essential.  What’s more important to us is that you can demonstrate the right attitude to make a difference.

If you do not already have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, but believe this role is right for you, then we will provide the support (and cover the costs) for you to achieve this; and will continue to support your development throughout your career with us with pay rises to match your progression.

Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
  • Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
  • Exceptional communication skills and patience
  • Resilient with a robust and positive nature
  • Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults or children’s needs
  • Ability to work on a rota pattern which will include working every other weekend


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