Support Worker - Waking Nights - Bristol
Brandon Trust
Bristol, UK
4d ago


Brandon Trust is a charity supporting people with a learning disability, autism or both to live life in the way they choose.

Enabling individuals to achieve their goals, which brings a sense of fulfilment, as well as an opportunity to develop your career.

As a waking nights support worker’ you’ll have a guaranteed number of hours work each week on a rolling rota. You’ll work nights / evenings, generally 9.

15pm to 7.15am, covering four consecutive nights one week and three consecutive nights the next. There will also be occasional daytime working, for example to attend training courses.

We have waking night contracts available in a few locations in Bristol to include Cadbury Heath, Brislington and Longwell Green.

If you’re new to social care we provide full training, including the nationally recognised Care Certificate as well as training tailored to the needs of the people you support, a thorough induction and plenty of career development opportunities.

About the role

Learning disabilities and autism affect people in different ways, so the role is very varied. Some jobs involve supporting several people living in a shared home and others supporting someone in their own place.

We also have roles supporting people living in registered care homes.

You’ll join the team in supporting individuals during the evenings and through the night. You'll respond to the individuals needs as they arise and regularly check door monitors.

You'll also manage general cleaning and maintenance of their home, as well as any paperwork required. During the night there is on-call or sleep-in support available, depending on the service you are based in.

Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on ourmain website.

About you

You’re considerate, committed and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach.

You come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and have a can-do’ attitude. You’ll need to be flexible and able to work shifts including weekends.

We provide a range of benefits.

View the detailed Job Profile.

Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.

Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Coronavirus update :

In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.

When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself.

If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.

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