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Educating young people who are blind or vision impaired

WAKING NIGHT STAFF / PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTS

Posted 2 weeks ago

Salary:                   
Scale 3, SCP 5-6 (£19,312 – £19,698 fte).  Pro rata salary will be calculated according to hours worked and term time only

Hours:   

Various shifts between the hours of 4pm to 8am Sunday to Friday

All hours worked are term time only                                                        
Closing Date:       
Monday 9 August 2021 9am

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:           

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August 2021

Purpose of the Job:

To provide a high standard of care to blind and vision impaired students in a proficient and sensitive manner that will enhance their academic and social development.

Responsible for:

The care of students in the Sixth Form residential unit.  The security of the Hostel/House and its residents, fire prevention, providing an orderly environment for sleep to take place and dealing with medical and emotional matters to a level at which you feel capable and confident.  

Main Tasks:

  1. To work with Residential Care Tutors at the start of the shift to help settle students into their individual units and to check that they are all accounted for.
  2. To maintain an environment that allows students to sleep peacefully and / or study effectively by ensuring students are not being noisy and moving between units.
  3. To ensure students do not stay up excessively late into the night / early morning.
  4. The Waking Night Staff is expected to get to know students and form a relationship with them. However, for the majority of the time, students will be in their rooms.
  5. The Waking Night Staff will be expected to stay awake throughout the shift. You will have access to a kitchen to make hot drinks and snacks.
  6. Whilst the post-holder is expected to take some initiative, they are also expected to know when to ask for help. The Care Tutor sleeping in should be called upon if assistance or advice is required in the event of a medical uncertainty or extra support is needed with students
  7. To maintain the security of the hostel building by ensuring all external doors are locked and ground floor windows secured and that no one leaves or enters the building between 11.30pm and 7.00am in the morning unless authorised to do so.
  8. To support specific students (eg students with a hearing loss or additional needs) in the event of a fire and during fire evacuation practice.
  9. To administer medication to students who require it during the shift.
  10. To assist individual students with personal and / or intimate care when required
  11. To undertake appropriate administrative tasks to support the students and the work of the Residential Care Tutors effectively.
  12. To ensure that records are kept in accordance with College requirements and current legislation.
  13. To maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to students, staff and the College.
  14. To attend regular supervision sessions and an annual appraisal by the Sixth Form Care Manager.
  15. To be willing to undertake continued professional development.
  16. To attend staff meetings, student reviews and other meetings as requested.
  17. To support the student in coming to terms with the effect of vision and other impairments.
  18. To liaise with the staff team, parents and academic staff in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to the student’s development.
  19. This job description cannot be considered to be exhaustive and other duties not included may arise which you will be expected to fulfil.  The additional duties will be determined by circumstance and/or as requested by your line manager. These will be reasonable and along lines of your job and that of working with Care Staff. Regular discussions of duties and student-related problems should take place with the Sixth Form Care Manager.

Equal Opportunities Statement:

New College Worcester is committed to being an equal opportunities organisation.  It is committed to promoting equal opportunities and preventing discrimination.  This policy applies to both its service delivery and to its own employment practices.  You will be willing and able to demonstrate commitment to New College Worcester’s Equality and Diversity Policies.

Safeguarding Children:

NCW is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of students at the College.  You are responsible for adhering to the College’s policies on Child Protection and for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people you come into contact with.

Annual review:

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the post holder.  It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of NCW in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties.

This document is to be read in the context of NCW Statement of Purpose, NCW Equal Opportunities Statement, and agreed policies of the NCW and the Conditions of Service as outlined in the individual employee’s contract.

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