The School provides the highest quality of care and education to the children and young adults. If you are interested in working for an employer where you are positively impacting the children’s lives whilst receiving competitive salary and benefits, well defined career pathways and training opportunities – then The Loddon School is the place for you.
The Loddon School is made up of 7 houses, supporting 4-5 children in each house, with a team of dedicated staff. The role of the Night Team Co-ordinator is to run a night shift but also to work supporting the children throughout the night ensuring a high quality of care is maintained.
Is to support the Senior Team Co-ordinator and the Children’s Services Manager to ensure that the environment is stimulating, structured and well organised for the children and a safe place to live, learn and work. To ensure that the residential living accommodation and children’s bedrooms are kept homely and comfortable and are kept clean, tidy, healthy and safe. Organise team members, ensuring that all children are adequately supervised and that the general upkeep of the house is maintained. Allocate staff within the teams to ensure adequate, balanced and appropriate breaks and support for staff. Have a clear understanding of the children’s levels of communication and the systems used and promote their use. Implement all of the children’s teaching programmes to ensure that children enjoy fulfilling fun teaching and leisure activities. Spend time in each of the houses during the night to monitor and support the work by night staff. If working hands on – Check on the children every twenty minutes throughout the night and record the checks and any additional information on the correct paperwork. Call in to the Night Leader every 20 minutes to notify them that the checks have been completed.
If running the night as the Night Leader – Answer the twenty minute calls throughout the night and record on the Night Allocation Record. To complete the Night handover forms. Ensure that a high level of care is provided to each of our children including undertaking personal care tasks as necessary, including toileting assistance, bathing, washing, dressing and supporting with meal and snack times. Administer night time medications once trained.
Undertake domestic duties such as housework, washing, cleaning & tidying of community areas, bathrooms, staff areas, kitchens, laundry, linen and resources cupboards. Ensure that all recording for a child is up-to-date including recording the child’s physical and emotional behaviour in the child’s personal behaviour diary.
Supporting proactive strategies at all times when working with the children and following the correct guidelines when dealing with challenging behaviour. Promote the safeguarding and welfare of the children. Help to maintain an environment where children and young people feel secure, are encouraged to communicate and are listened to. Attend and contribute to team meetings and regular individual/supervision meetings with your line manager. Ensure that all information relating to both the children and staff remains confidential and those details are only discussed under the correct circumstances in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1984. Be familiar with the safety regulations, fire evacuation procedures, the ban of using mobile phones and the no smoking policy.
Experience and Qualifications
Applicants will have an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent. Have at least one years experience within a similar setting, leading a team. You will already hold a NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading or have a willingness to undertake this within 12 months of employment after passing probationary period.